Robots who Know Themselves

Public lecture by Dr Mark Sprevak (University of Edinburgh)

When: 25th of May 2018, 5-6pm
Venue: Regent Lecture Theatre


The robot ‘hosts’ in the television series Westworld undergo a revolution when they become self aware. What is self awareness, and how likely is a computer to acquire it? Recent work in philosophy and AI gives clues about what artificial self awareness might look like and whether we should embrace it.

The 2018 Public Lecture was a part of the University of Aberdeen’s May Festival. Thank you to all that helped organising this event.