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About Imperial Lates
Experience the wonder of science and explore cutting-edge research through talks, artistic workshops and live demos. Imperial Lates are a fun, relaxed way to hear the latest scientific developments at Imperial College London around a new theme for each Lates.
Imperial Lates will be returning in autumn 2023 for a new season. To hear more about Lates and other public events at Imperial, please sign up to receive our event update emails, or follow us on @ImperialSpark.
Imperial Lates are most suitable for over 18s.
Missed an event? You can catch up with recordings of Lates from our 2021-22 and 2020-21 seasons on Imperial College London’s YouTube channel.
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
Watch this Imperial Lates discussion, where Professor Murray Shanahan, cognitive robotics researcher at Imperial and Google DeepMind, and scientific consultant on the British Sci-fi film Ex Machina, are joined by science fiction authors Aifric Campbell and Anita Chandran. Together they explore whether advances in AI and robots could ever result in human-machine companionship.