Professor Max Bramer to speak on ”Artificial Intelligence: How did we get here and where are we going?”
18:00 to 20:00

This is a joint meeting of the BCSWomen SG and the BCS SGAI.
Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Date: 27 September 2017 (New Date)
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artificial-intelligence-how-did-we-get-here-and-where-are-we-going-registration-35913175274
It is a great honour for us to present our next workshop: on the 20th July: ”Artificial Intelligence: How did we get here and where are we going?”, run by Professor Max Bramer, Chair of the SGAI BCS Group.
The timetable will be as shown below:
• 6pm: Door Opening
• 6.30pm: Start and Introduction by Nadia Abouayoub
• 1h Session run by Professor Bramer
• Q&A and Conclusion: run by Nadia Abouayoub
Please find the abstract of the workshop:
Artificial Intelligence interest is constantly growing. General public is intrigued and becoming more interested about this science. The BCS Women and the BCS SGAI ( Specialist Group in Artificial Intelligence),two bodies of the British Computer Society have decided to provide free workshop session related to specific areas.

Professor Bramer joined the small Artificial Intelligence (AI) research community in Britain as a part-time PhD student in the early 1970s, just in time to see the field virtually wiped out in this country following a very hostile report to the main national funding agency.
AI techniques have become near-ubiquitous in recent years, often under other names such as Recommendation Systems, Intelligent Robotics, Conversational Agents or Big Data. It is now possible to discuss the idea of a machine possibly becoming intelligent in respectable circles and AI has gone from being dismissed as of no value 40 years ago to being denounced today as a possible threat to the survival of our species.
In this talk Professor Bramer will give a personal and highly selective view of the history of this important field and he will look at some of the ways in which AI is now in everyday use and some recent high-level applications, together with the issues of legal liability some of them raise. Finally he will consider some alternative possible AI futures and to what extent the warnings that are now being made about AI by some prominent people are justified.