60th Anniversary - Science Distilled: Robot Revolution?

60th Anniversary - Science Distilled: Robot Revolution?
Science Distilled, a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere.

The challenge of building self-driving cars is not purely a question of engineering; it’s also a social one. Unwritten rules, social cues, and even unexpected friendly gestures dictate how traffic flows, and without them, it’s not clear how we’d navigate even the simplest intersection. How robots sense the social fabric that makes our communities function is a central question for researchers studying AI (artificial intelligence).

In the same way, our social dynamics deeply affect how we perceive robots and integrate them into our work and life. What is the best way to form a team made up of humans and robots? What makes things go right? What happens when things go wrong? Could the way we treat robots make people feel bad? For scientists to understand robots, it’s all about understanding people.

At this event, our speakers will consider the future of a shared human and humanoid world, exploring new ideas and busting myths along the way.

Presented with support from: Reno News and Review | IMBIB | Patagonia | 
Imbïb Custom Brews is an official sponsor of Science Distilled.


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