The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made of atoms which it can use for something else. This is a talk about AI and AI risk. Along the way, we discover how a more rational approach to life could be what saves us all.
Focusing on several Anglo-German examples, this talk will explore the links between elements of fascist thinking in the past and present, British influences on the development of Nazi ideology, and the legacies of these ideas in politics today
Dr Caroline Ward is here to tell us about how conservation efforts can be helped and hindered when the local population believes the animal you're protecting is magic.
Is seeing believing? Is believing seeing? How can we conduct experiments on things that only exist within our minds, and can scientists ever be trusted to study deception without being deceived themselves? What can we learn about the mind from the illusions developed by magicians? Join magician and experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins, author of The Spectacle of Illusion, for a fascinating talk on the psychology of magic.
Fifty years ago this week, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mindset that took humanity to the moon, and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life.
Throughout history, notable cases have demonstrated how easy it is for ordinary individuals to be manipulated by their environment into carrying out unspeakable crimes. This talk will be discussing the situational factors that can turn good people evil.
Our May speaker is nutritionist, QED star, and wellness industry survivor Pixie Turner, dismantling the excesses of the diet industry.
Come to a pub that may or may not be in the EU for Michael Dougan's updated take on how we got into whatever mess we're in by then.
The projected growth in tourism and holidaymaking clearly has significant impacts for climate change - but no-one wants to mention them! Dr Chris Stone is here to do so.