Exercise your mind as well as your shoe leather this year at the Heroes of the Mobile Fringe Festival with James Tagg and his new book, ‘Are the Androids Dreaming Yet?’ No, not Android the operating system, but rather the big question. As Google hovers up Artificial Intelligence companies, what should we expect from our mobile devices in five year’s time? How long will we be smarter than our smartphones?
Doors will open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start. Tapas and drinks will be served during the session. RSVP required so we know how much food and drink to provide for you.
About the book
Alan Turing invented the computer, helped win World War II and left us with one of the greatest puzzles of our time – the imitation game. Can computers do everything a human mind can do? The book charts a journey through the science of information, from the origins of language and logic to the frontiers of modern physics. From Lewis Carroll’s logic puzzles, through Alan Turing and his work on Enigma, to John Bell’s inequality and finally, the Conway-Kochen ‘Free Will’ Theorem. How do the laws of physics give us our creativity, our rich experience of communication and, especially, our free will?
The book is available on Amazon and iTunes now.
About the Author
James Tagg is an inventor and entrepreneur. A pioneer of touchscreen technology, he has founded several companies, including Truphone, the world’s first global mobile network. He holds numerous patents, filed in over a hundred countries. He studied Physics and Computer Science at Manchester University, Design at Lancaster University and Engineering at Cambridge University. He lives with his family on a farm in Kent, England.