The Awareness EU project presents a talk by Professor Alan Winfield at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
09/02/2012 April 12th 2012, National Museum of Scotland
The Thinking Robot
Press headlines frequently refer to robots that think like humans, have
feelings, or even behave ethically, but are these simply sensationalist
hype? The question of robot intelligence intrigues Professor Alan
Winfield, Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University
of the West of England, Bristol. What’s the current state-of-the-art in
robot intelligence, and could we design robots that are not only more
intelligent but also have a sense of self? If so, would they think like
animals, or even humans?
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