“The Future of AI: Sci-Fi versus Reality”
By Dr Aladdin Ayesh, Reader in Artificial Intelligence
De Montfort University
On the evening of 16th May Dr Aladdin Ayesh, a Reader in Artificial Intelligence at De Montfort University gave a talk on “The Future of AI: Sci-Fi versus Reality”. Dr Ayesh’s talk explored AI, through charting drama treatments of the subject, from its bases to its technical challenges showing the current state of art in AI, including cognitive systems, intelligent robots, virtual bots, and humanoids. As we explore the advances and challenges of AI, we will be highlighting the ethical, moral and policy issues as we compare technical reality, philosophical considerations and sci-fi futuristic visions. Through TV series such as Westworld and films such as Millennium Man and Blade Runner the ethical concepts of AI were discussed and examined. In addition, Dr Ayesh was able to demonstrate an AI robot to the enthralled audience.
The pictures show the AI robot and David Melding AM and Dr Aladdin Ayesh