“Night of Ideas” is a worldwide event launched by the French Institute. For its fourth year, the theme is “Alive!”. What does being alive mean today? Some say we’re on the brink of extinction. Some say we can build a new man. At a time when nature is threatened and technology seems all powerful, we’d like to question, collectively, the borders of our humanity and rethink what was once taken for granted.

This event will be conducted in French for the first part, and in English for the second. You are welcome to both or either.

7.00 pm in French: Joseph Lanoux: Intelligence Artificielle

8.00 pm in English: Alan Winfield: Ethics and Robotics

  • Contact: 07903 821655
  • Cost: Free but please register below for a ticket
  • Date: Thursday 30th January at 7.00pm
  • Meeting Place: Waterstones, 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD


How do we build relationships with robot in our everyday lives? What are the ethical consequences of such relationships and how do they contribute to redefine what it means to be alive?
In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas
 In partnership with the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni

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