AI - How Much is it Likely to Impact Your Life?

Thursday 24th September 2020 - 18:30

Norfolk Cambridge Society Lecture.
You are cordially invited to reserve seats at home for the postponed April Norfolk Cambridge Society Lecture, which will be given by Professor Richard Harvey on the subject of Artificial Intelligence - How Much is it Likely to Impact Your Life? The event will now be held as a Zoom webinar from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 24 September. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to Professor Harvey online, after the lecture.

Richard Harvey is Professor of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia and IT Livery Company Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College, London. He undertakes research in a wide variety of highly technical fields related to AI and has advised many start-up companies in this field. He also holds several posts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office at University of East Anglia, including Academic Director for Admissions and Academic Director of Internationalisation.

Artificial Intelligence may well prove to be the most important technological development impacting life in the twenty-first century. It will change many aspects of the global economy, security, communications, and transportation, by altering how humans work, communicate, think and decide. Making the right career choices in such a rapidly changing environment will become increasingly difficult.

Tickets are just £5 per head for adults but free to students. A family of two adults and three students can therefore watch the webinar for just £10! If you had already paid for your tickets for the lecture prior to its postponement, then you are free to use your credit balance to pay for your webinar seats. As these are just half the price of the original lecture, you are then free either to carry forward the remaining balance for future webinars and lectures, or donate it to the Society. Any donations will be used to help keep the NCS Student Awards going, which offer three £500 prizes each year to Norfolk students offered places at Cambridge University, who produce the best submissions on the topic "The problem I should most like to help solve, or the change for the better I should most like to initiate, using my university education". This year the prizes were won by Emily Gilbertson, from Norwich High School for Girls; Phoebe Sayer from Isaac Newton Sixth Form College and Holly Scott from Thetford Academy. The awards are funded entirely out of NCS lecture proceeds.

To reserve seats, please email geoffreyjnsmart@gmail.com, stating the number of adults in your household who would like to watch the webinar and whether or not you wish to donate any remaining credit balance to the Society to help with funding the Awards.

£5 (free to students) - Please book in advance
Online
Category:Other
Type:Talk or discussion
Contact: Geoffrey Smart Chair - Norfolk Cambridge Society