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Applications for School of English and Culture summer courses for 2021 are now open. If you were previously booked on to a 2020 course and did not ask for your booking to be cancelled, your place is secure and your application can be completed at your earliest convenience.

In the current climate of uncertainty, we realise that circumstances may alter between now and next summer. We will be as flexible as we possibly can if Covid-19 means your plans need to change and you can request a refund at any time up to 30 June 2021 without losing your deposit.

You can also rest assured that we will operate in line with government guidelines around social distancing and safety to ensure the wellbeing of all our guests and staff.

Module Seven: Being Human in the Machine Age

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Module Seven: Being Human in the Machine Age

Welcome to Module Seven: Being Human in the Machine Age. 

To get started, watch the introductory video below and then use your module password to start looking through the materials on the tabs to the left. 










Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist, predicted that by the year 2000, artificial intelligence would have developed to such an extent that they would be able to pass as human 30% of the time. While Turing's prediction may have been slightly optimistic, computer scientists continue to develop machines that try to capture the essence of what it means to be human and are becoming more and more successful.

This module will look at the work of some of these computer scientists, along with some creative responses to technology, to consider questions about how computers are reshaping our sense of self, what it is that makes us uniquely human and how this changes as we are faced by increasingly human-like machines.