Cafe Scientifique


What is Cafe Scientifique?

Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.  Enjoy listening to a short talk from a guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around the topic. Find out more about the international sensation that is Cafe Scientifique by looking at their website.

We run every first Tuesday of the month (with the odd exception) from 7.30pm – 9pm with doors open from 7.00pm.  You don’t need to register for our events, just come along and enjoy yourself!  Make sure you get here early for a good seat though as we fill up fast!

Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique

Past events at Cafe Scientifique

Our Next Event:

Tuesday 2 May

“Be quiet! You will wake up Alexa!” – Ethical and Legal Implications of Human-Machine Interaction in the era of Social Robots – Dr Argyro Karanasiou, Bournemouth University

Artificial Intelligence has permeated our lives in an unprecedented way: Driverless cars are now being tested in the US and the UK, IBM’s ROSS is an algorithmic tool supporting legal practitioners and virtual personal assistants, such as Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana are nowadays part and parcel of our daily lives. This wide use of AI reflects a number of legal issues, debated by academics, philosophers, ethicists, scientists, practitioners and technology industry players, on both sides of the Atlantic.  The talk dissects the intricacies of Automated Decision Making (ADM) and urges for refining the current legal definition of AI when pinpointing the role of algorithms in the advent of ubiquitous computing, data analytics and deep learning. What is ultimately the scope for personal autonomy in the era of automation?

To see what’s coming up in the next few months, click here to take a look at our upcoming events page.

How to find us

We run our event at Cafe Boscanova on Boscombe High Street – (650 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 4BP).  There is free parking available after 6pm on the nearby Hawkwood road next to the Sainsbury’s as well as a regular bus timetable.

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