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Robots and Artificial Intelligence

WNYC Science Fair, Vol. 3

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7:00 PM

How far have we come in developing artificial intelligence? 

Netflix thinks it knows what you want to watch, and Facebook’s got software data mining your life to predict your future. Robots can compete on gameshowsdrive carsattempt to be our personal assistants, and one lonely Austrian vacuum might have even committed suicide. We’ll find out whether the Singularity is nigh – and whether that should worry or delight us - with the people who are building the machines and writing the codes that will bring it on.

Watch live! The show will stream live below beginning 7pm ET:

Join New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi for an opportunity to see some cyborgs in action and join a conversation with scientists who are developing the technologies that will shape our future, including Hod Lipson, professor of engineering at Cornell University and director of its Creative Machines Lab, and Chico MacMurtrie, internationally recognized for his large-scale, performative, kinetic installations, and interactive public sculpture, and Artistic Director of Amorphic Robot Works.   

This is the final installment of the WNYC Science Fair, a new series in The Greene Space that mixes your favorite public radio personalities with popular science, special performances and alcohol.

Get a peek inside Chico MacMurtrie's Brooklyn art and technology space:


Catch up with archived video of the series:

 WNYC Science Fair, Vol. 1: 3D Printing Party with Studio 360

WNYC Science Fair, Vol. 2: The Codebreakers with The Takeaway

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Manoush Zomorodi