The Turing's Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas in Leeds

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Friday 24 Jun 2022
Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Audience type

Free – £10


What do you get if you combine top academics, contentious research and a comedian compère? Answer: the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CoDI)!

This year, The Alan Turing Institute and CoDI are joining forces to bring the nation what it never knew it always wanted: edgy, exciting AI and data science-based entertainment with a comedy twist.

Join us in person at Hifi Comedy Club in Leeds. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased via the Hifi Comedy Club's booking page.

Adult content, suitable for 18+.

This show will not be livestreamed.


About the event

Hosted by comedian Susan Morrison, and now in its tenth year, CoDI is ninety minutes of rapid-fire research from some of the finest minds in the country. In this special series, Turing Fellows will take to the stage in various locations around the country to challenge ideas around AI, data science and technology.

Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their burning questions and join in the discussion.

Investing in an uncertain world: a forecaster's tip

Is there such a thing as a secure investment? In a world of war, climate change, pandemics, financial crashes and natural hazards, is anything really risk-free? Can we use AI to minimise risk? Are forecasts and predictions an art or a science? Giuseppe Degan Di Dieco, University of Bristol, tells you where he would invest his own money!

White men can’t teach!

If university students are told to read only textbooks by white men, does this bias their learning? Machine Learning copies bias in the training data. Research shows white men write most teaching textbooks at UK Universities. Professor Eric Atwell, University of Leeds, argues for ‘Decolonizing the Curriculum’.

Baskets behaving badly

Food is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, but can you be trusted to change what you are buying in the supermarket? Trying to break bad habits is hard enough. Alex Dalton, University of Leeds, asks would be easier if we let someone else do it for us?





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