Her: artificial intelligence and human nature

13 October, 5:45 pm

2 hr 45 minFrom £10

Film / discussion | Society, The Arts, The Mind

Her: artificial intelligence and human nature

The Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN

The movie Her is the story of Theodore Twombly (Joachin Phoenix) a lonely writer, heartbroken after the end of his marriage. He becomes fascinated with a new and sophisticated computer operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To his surprise, a bond develops between him and the system which blossoms into something resembling love.

Join neuroscientists from the University of Oxford for a screening and discussion about this Oscar-winning 2013 sci-fi romance, exploring artificial intelligence, machine learning, and what it means to be human.

Host:

Dr Michele Veldsman is a postdoctoral research scientist in the Cognitive Neurology group. Her research looks at the impact of dementia syndromes and stroke on functional and structural networks in the human brain.

 

 

Speakers:

Professor Saad Jbabdi is a professor of biomedical engineering and the head of diffusion analysis at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging. His research aims to achieve a better understanding of the structural and functional organisation of the brain at a systems level.

 

 

Professor Ben Seymour is a professor of clinical neuroscience. His work examines the neuroscience of pain, including pain perception and behaviour, and aims to develop new technology-based therapies for treating pain.

 

 

 

Dr MaryAnn Noonan is a Departmental Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology. Her research explores how individuals learn and make decisions. Her work asks how the brain accomplishes this; coordinating different cognitive functions to achieve adaptive goal-directed behaviour. She is now investigating how these cognitive functions develop across adolescence and how the brain adapts during this critical period of life

 

Watch the trailer now

 

Location:

The Ultimate Picture Palace, Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, UK OX4 1BN