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David Malone hosts

Documentary filmmaker, author of The Debt Generation

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What Machines Can't Do

From Alan Turing to Stephen Hawking, many claim computers could overtake humanity. But no computer can match human intelligence at the moment. So where is the limit between what computers can and cannot actually do? When might machines match their makers? Or is this idea just a hype caused by a misunderstanding of what artificial intelligence is?

Is self-discovery a desirable and vital goal?

Speakers: David Chalmers, Joanna Kavenna, Ed Stafford

Explaining everything and Nothing

Speakers: John Ellis, James Ladyman, Laura Mersini-Houghton

Why is gravity so elusive?

Speakers: Laura Mersini-Houghton, Erik Verlinde, Frank Wilczek

Can science solve metaphysics' riddle?

Speakers: Don Cupitt, John Ellis, Lawrence Krauss

Are the laws of nature just human constructs?

Speakers: Gerard 't Hooft, Helen Beebee, Laura Mersini-Houghton

Has science killed philosophy?

Speakers: Jonathan Derbyshire, Steve Fuller, Lewis Wolpert