Paris - Cambridge Union Challenge Debate

Paris - Cambridge Union Challenge Debate

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Hosted by the Cambridge Society of Paris
Saturday, 27 January 2018
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

The Cambridge Union has accepted our challenge, to debate against the best from CamSoc, in central Paris. We shall be arranging a prestigious venue and the format will be close to that of a Union debate. Do please let us know, even at this early stage, if you would like to pitch your debating skills against the President of the Union and others.

The Union team will be led by their President Jonah Surkes, and will include speakers Jali Packer and Penelope Jones. The Cambridge Society of Paris will field two redoubtable speakers, and each side will have a high-profile external speaker.

They are delighted to annouce that its guest speaker for the Cambridge Union Debate on Saturday 27th January will be the world-renowned expert on Artificial Intelligence, Calum Chace. He is an author of Surviving AI, The Economic Singularity, and Pandora’s Brain will be assisting Edward Archer and Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs to challenge the Cambridge Union, in support of the Motion “This House believes that we shall have a post human economy run by robots with Artificial Intelligence within twenty years.”

Calum Chace, advisor to George Osborne and speaker at international events run by Price Waterhouse Cooper and Bloomberg, firmly believes that the first machine with humanlevel cognition may be created in a few decades, followed by the arrival of the world’s first super intelligence, making humans the second smartest species on the planet.

Booking information

If you would like to attend the debate, please complete the booking form using the link below. Please RSVP by Sunday, 21 January.

€35 per person


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