Ever since the days of Plato, the rational brain has been thought of as what defines a human being and this simple idea has influenced ethicists for centuries. However, with the development of robotic engineering, tech giants talking about implanting microchips into the human brain and man-made “objects” that can now solve complex problems and even learn from experience, this theory is once again open for discussion.
With artificial intelligence now encroaching on the human idea of rationality, a whole host of complex ethical dilemmas arise. Is it possible that, one day, robots will have human feelings? And if so, should working robots be granted human rights?
Our expert panelists will engage in a thought-provoking debate, considering where we draw the line between human and artificial intelligence and how we can continue to negotiate the controversial field of science and ethics.