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Wed, 31 Jan



NEWCASTLE Sci Fight: We should Fear AI

Come to The Newcastle Comedy Club and learn about our new AI Overlords

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NEWCASTLE Sci Fight: We should Fear AI
NEWCASTLE Sci Fight: We should Fear AI

Time & Location

31 Jan 2024, 6:50 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT

Newcastle, 1a Darby St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

About the event

Sci Fight is leaving the confines of Melbourne and taking a trip to sunny Newcastle!

This round, we debate: Should we fear AI?

Just this year, AI chatbots have given people instructions on how to build a bomb, told users that they loved them, and instructed one user to leave their spouse and a child to stick nails into a live power socket. Before now you had to go to 4chan for that quality of abuse. Has Silicon Valley simply built a better troll?

Programmers are running behind ChatGPT and other AI trying to fix the problems as they arise and yet for every bit of foolproofing they achieve, humanity builds a better fool. Our one saving grace right now? It’s bad at Wordle. But this will surely not be the case for long.

Or is AI overhyped? Is our distrust of AI just our barely concealed sense of inadequacy, concern that a jacked-up two-bit calculator might prove a more sparkling conversationalist than we do?

Or is the real fear that the true flaw of AI is that it is built on data that humans made, and that all of its shortcomings were inherited from us? Do we simply fear ourselves?

Come and watch 6 very human scientists and comedians assess whether we’re on the brink of the AI-pocalypse a UptopAI.

Doors open 6.45, event at 7pm. 

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