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PROBE: Would you Swap your Partner with a Robot Designed to be ‘The One’?

Friday, 27 September 2019, 6 – 7pm

PROBE: Would you Swap your Partner with a Robot Designed to be ‘The One’?

Since the beginning of society we strive for relationships with others. Science tells us that we do this to increase our chances of survival. Yet, even in steady relationships, many of us feel misunderstood, unwanted and ultimately not loved. Why is that? Is a relationship more than just a biological hack? Is it something more meaningful? Maybe even spiritual? What if there is that perfect partner out there somewhere? What if you could build ‘the one’? Would you replace your partner?

Join the Heliosphere for an all inclusive debate about the future of meaningful relationships and how technology will change it. The Heliosphere revolves around a 360 degree camera which allows online audiences to partake in the debate. The physically present audience sits in a circle around a main round table at which a limited number of members debate directly. The inner circle can vacant their place at any time to let members of the outer circle join. To gain a real-time overview state of the art Speech-to-text extraction summarizes the topics discussed.
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About Probe
PROBE at Trinity College Dublin is a free public pop-up festival showcasing the diverse range of academic research taking place in Dublin by engaging and involving the public with live experiments, exclusive demonstrations, interactive workshops, and much much more.

Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Hoey Ideas Space
Research Theme: Creative Arts Practice, Digital Humanities, Identities in Transformation
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Science Gallery
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub
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