Author Archives: bvlsingler

AI Narratives: Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network Panel

In association with the Centre for the Future of Intelligence, a panel on AI Narratives and their impact and transmission. Featuring: Dr Stephen Cave (Executive Director Leverhulme CFI) Hopes and Fears for AI: Four Dichotomies Dr Sarah Dillon (CFI) Displaying Gender Dr Kanta Dihal (CFI) Personhood Dr Beth Singler (CFI) AI and Film Chair: Satinder […]

Imagining the Future, Interview in Portuguese Press, 12.02.2018

Interview done as a part of the 2084 Imagine public discussion I was involved in in Lisbon last month

Friend in the Machine – Can a Robot Be a True Friend?

Friend in the Machine, the second in our series of four films on developments in AI and robotics and their implications, is available on YouTube. Can a robot be a true friend? Are we lonely enough to consider relationships with machines? What is companionship and can a machine be a substitute for a human companion? […]

‘Haters gon’ say its fake. So real.’

Meanwhile at the Pan-Asian Deep Learning Conference in Kuala Lumpa in 2028: So, Deep Learning – aka making dancing robots in this case – has become ‘sexy’. Arguably this moment came earlier, around August 2017 when Stanford University grad Alexandre Robicquet, a machine vision researcher, fronted a Yves Saint Laurent ad campaign, which included his occupation on the […]

BBC Click Live 2017

At the end of 2017 was thrilled to be a part of the live shows that BBC Click does at Broadcasting House (I appear from about 16:00). I got some really great questions from the audience of both school students and adults (and I got to save a robot!)  

The Conversation: Anthill 19 – Pain

At the end of last year I spoke to the Conversation about our film, Pain in the Machine, and whether robots could and should feel pain:  

Pain in the Machine shortlisted for AHRC Research in Film Awards

A film made by Dr Beth Singler, Dr Ewan St John Smith from the University of Cambridge, and Little Dragon Films of Cambridge has made the shortlist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards. The film called ‘Pain in the Machine’ has been shortlisted for the Best Research Film […]