Alastair Chisholm & Elle McNicoll: Can Robots Be Friends?
The future is coming, and it DEFINITELY includes Artificial Intelligence. But how do we know whether we will be friends with these robots? Will they think or feel things like we do? In their incredible new novels Alastair Chisholm, with Adam-2, and Elle McNicoll, with Show Us Who You Are, explore these questions whilst taking us on thrilling unputdownable adventures.
Join them for a talk chaired by Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold where they explain more about the convincing visions of the future they have created, the dastardly characters in them, and whether they think that eventually robots and AI will be friends, or foes.
Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark, is a powerful sci-fi novel for 11+ readers which tackles important themes around future technology and AI/robots, neurodiversity, grief, friendship and love.
As well as touching on big themes, this book is in essence an incredibly well written and immersive adventure with an explosive ending.