EVOLUTION 2019

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY 2019

OCULUS BUILDING, WARWICK UNIVERSITY

 
 

Technology has been making great leaps and bounds in terms of speed, usefulness, luxury, and reliability over the past century and has quickly become a major part of everyone's lives in today's society. EVOLUTION looks into this topic and talks about how advancing technology is affecting our daily lives and where it is leading our society: Will we live in a bright, beautiful utopia, or a dim and bleak dystopia?

Join us on our second annual conference and be a part of an event packed with fascination speakers, engaging debates and refreshing activities!

Please note that academics and postgraduate students may be entitled to free tickets; please reach out to enquiries@warwickengineers.co.uk if you think this may apply to you.

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ADMISSIONS (Foyer) / 13:30 - 14:15

WELCOME (OC1.05) / 14:15 - 14:30

TALKS (OC1.05) / 14:30 - 15:30

Chris Perks (Inspired Thinking Group) - Digital Trends

Sofia Ihsan (EY) - Artificial Intelligence

WARWICK SATELLITE - AN AID TO BIODIVERSITY (GROUP ONE, OC0.03) / 15:30 - 16:15

Dr Bill Crofts, Co-Director of the Warwick Satellite Engineering Team (WUSAT)

NETWORKING BUFFET (GROUP TWO, FOYER) / 15:30 - 16:15

WARWICK SATELLITE - AN AID TO BIODIVERSITY (GROUP TWO, OC0.03) / 16:15 - 17:00

Dr Bill Crofts, Co-Director of the Warwick Satellite Engineering Team (WUSAT)

NETWORKING BUFFET (GROUP ONE, FOYER) / 16:15 - 17:00

PANEL SESSION: SHOULD WE EMBRACE AN ENHANCED FUTURE? (OC1.05) / 17:00 - 18:30

Chaired by Dr Michael Mortensen, Senior Teaching Fellow, Warwick Manufacturing Group

Dr David Wood (Chair, London Futurists)

Dr Kathleen Richardson (Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI)

Dr Heather Draper (Chair of Bioethics, Warwick Medical School)

Dr Steve Fuller (Professor of Sociology; Author, Humanity 2.0)