The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

OK Computer or Paranoid Android?

Psychologist Dr Thusha Rajendran tackles controversies around new technologies. Will our future be utopian or dystopian? Do our digital lives allow us to be true to ourselves, or are we suffering an identity crisis? Can iPads damage your children’s brains? Will robots take our jobs? Can you fall in love with your operating system? Can AI learn about aesthetics and style? Can you form a real attachment to your robot dog? Is it worth chipping yourself? What do these technologies mean for our evolution and what do our techno-fears reveal about us?

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 - 19:30 to 20:30
Dr Thusha Rajendran
Heriot-Watt University
The Stand Comedy Club