Doors open 6.30pm TOKE’S Bar
Tom Chivers in conversation with Tom Whipple: Who are the community of people who are trying to think rationally about intelligence? Which places are these thoughts taking them? What insight can and can’t they give us about the future of the human race over the next few years? Why are these people worried? Why might they be right, and why might they be wrong? Along the way we learn why perhaps we should be concerned about paperclips destroying life as we know it; how Mickey Mouse can teach us an important lesson about how to programme AI; and how a more rational approach to life could be what saves us all.
‘a cross between a sci-fi horror novel and a philosophy tutorial’ Times
‘meticulously researched…intriguing, persuasive and eye-opening…writing is warm and witty’ Hannah Fry author of Hello World
Tom Chivers was BuzzFeed UK’s science writer 2015-18 and has written for the Telegraph, where he once interviewed Terry Pratchett and was told he was ‘far too nice to be a journalist’. He is a winner of the British health Journalism award and American Psychological Society media award.
Tom Whipple is the science editor at The Times and has also been a feature writer for Times2 and writes freelance features for The Economist’s Intelligent Life among other magazines. His books include How to Win Games and Beat People.
This evening’s events are sponsored by Campden BRI Science and Technology for the food and drink industry www.campdenbri.co.uk