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Imperial Lates

Experience the wonder of science and explore cutting-edge research through talks, artistic workshops and live demos. Returning in autumn 2022, Imperial Lates are a fun, relaxed way to hear the latest scientific developments at Imperial College London around a new theme for each Lates.

Our next season of Lates will begin in autumn 2022. 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.

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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.

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.

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.