Sunday Assembly Reading – Artificial Intelligence

Sunday 17 February 2019

You are smart, in fact, your human intelligence is most probably the most amazing thing in the Universe. But for how much longer will that be true? Many futurists and sci-fi writers made the mistake of imagining Artificial Intelligence in the guise of violent human-like robots when, in reality, the subtlety of AI in our everyday lives is far from obvious. In fact, the chance of you not interacting with an AI this very day is low.

This month we are joined by SAR regular Peter Vermaat of the Transport Research Laboratory, who will explain not only the difficulties of replacing you behind the wheel but also why we should try.

Also this month we have a Bring And Buy sell in aid of Reading’s homeless charity Launchpad. See for details on what you can do at the Assembly to support this valuable organisation.

This month we are singing Elvis’s Suspicious Minds, Tracey Chapman’s Fast Car, The Monkey’s Daydream Believer and Oasis’s She’s Electric.

After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog Reading, 11 Castle Street, at about 13:15. It’s a 7 min walk from the Assembly.

The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The morning is a lively combination of group singing, silly games, interesting words in the company with a lovely diverse bunch of people.

The Sunday Assembly welcomes all, of all ages and of all backgrounds.

The best way to meet new people is to come early and enjoy some tea, coffee, homemade cakes and savouries (vegan-friendly).

Type of event
Social gathering
Event theme
Communities of interest
Event date
17 February 2019
Start time
10.45 am
End time
12.30 am
Address line 1
Irish Centre
Line 2
96-104 Chatham Street
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified