AI and Religion on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Programme:

Beth appeared as a guest on the Sunday Programme to talk about the religious language used by technologists and transhumanists about the future of AI and humanity.


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New Scientist Presents: The Transhumanists’ Club

Should we accept that humanity’s time is nearly up? 

Panel discussion as a part of the Barbican’s Into the Unknown exhibition

With Adam Rutherford, Joanna Kavenna, and Frank Swain

Details here

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Interview with Beth on BBC Click for their episode on the robots of the future

Upcoming speaking engagements:


The Knowledge at the Science Museum – How to Make a Robot


  1. How we built RoboThespian Ben Russell, lead curator, Robots, in conversation with Will Jackson of Engineered Arts
  2. Putting the mind in the machine Roger Highfield, Science Museum Director of External Affairs, in conversation with Dr Beth Singler, AI and Robotics Research Associate, Faraday Institute
  3. How can humans and robots work together? Jon Milton, author of The Super Intelligent, High Tech Robot Book, in conversation with Dr Michael Walters, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire

Talk: How to make a robot + private tour of Robots exhibition
Saturday 24 June 2017
Robots, Level 1 + Lecture Theatre


Cheltenham Science Festival

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The Machine Mind

Do androids dream of electric sheep? From incognito twitter-bots to grandmaster-beating machines, artificial intelligence capable of highly sophisticated interactions is no longer restricted to science fiction. Artifical intelligence expert Murray Shanahan and digital anthropologist Beth Singler investigate the machine mind – exploring how we engineer intelligence, what we know about robot thought processes, and how similar they might be to our own. Chaired by Dallas Campbell

Sat 10 Jun 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm

At The Crucible


27/05/2017 and 28/05/2017

Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts


Beth Singler has been selected as one of the Hay 30

Beth will be appearing on the BBC stage for BBC Click Live on Saturday 27th May, and on Sunday 28th May she’ll be on the Starlight stage discussing her research into the implications of developments in AI and robotics, as a part of the Cambridge Series of speakers. On the Sunday she’ll be showing her project’s short documentary film Pain in the Machine (made with Little Dragon Films and Ewan St John Smith, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge).

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The Annual Centre for the Application of Research (CSAR) Debate: ‘This House believes that AI/Robotics will make us happier’

Presiding: Dr. David Cleevely, CBE Proposing: Prof. Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge

Seconding: Dr Fumiya Iida, University of Cambridge

Opposing: Dr. David Good, University of Cambridge

Seconding: Dr. Advait Sarkar, Microsoft Research,

Cambridge Sweeper against: Dr Beth Singler, University of Cambridge

Sweeper for: Nigel Miller, Telegraph Media Group



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