Rewley House

Date(s) - 6 Dec 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rewley House



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Prof Nigel Crook, Associate Dean: Research and Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes University

Over the last few months, Artificial Intelligence has once again taken the world by storm. In the latest of these advances, so called ‘generative AI’ technologies have enabled the creation of software applications such as DALL.E that can take natural language descriptions of scenes and generate realistic images of them, and ChatGPT, which is able to hold meaningful conversations with the user about almost any topic. In this talk I will give some insight into the AI technologies that underpin these applications. I will also speak from my own experience in building chatbots about the dangers that these generative approaches pose to the ‘uneducated’ user.

A festive buffet will be served from 6.30

About Nigel Crook

Nigel Crook is Professor of AI and Robotics, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and Founding Director of the Institute for Ethical AI and at Oxford Brookes University. He graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc (hons) in Computing and Philosophy in 1982. He has a PhD in explainable intelligent machines and more than 30 years of experience as a lecturer and a researcher in AI. He recently published a book entitled “Rise of the Moral Machine: Exploring Virtue Through a Robot’s Eyes”. He has been interviewed as an expert in AI and robotics on numerous international, national and regional media channels including CNBC Squawk Box, BBC Breakfast, BBC World News and BBC Radio 4. His research interests include biologically inspired machine learning, social robotics and autonomous moral machines. Website:

Nigel’s recent book “Rise of the Moral Machine _ Exploring Virtue Through A Robot’s Eyes” was published last year.

Hybrid Meeting

This event will be held both “in person” and “via Zoom”.

“In Person” Logistics

The “in person” meeting will be held at our new meeting place: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA. The meeting will commence at 7:30pm, and an assortment of light refreshments will be available beforehand. Please register for the event as usual using the Eventbrite link on the website or via MeetUp, where you will be able to indicate whether you are attending via Zoom or in person.


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