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Lynsey Addario
Thu 28 May 2015
20:00 - 21:00
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Lynsey Addario

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

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George Zarkadakis credit Yannis Bournias
Fri 29 May 2015
12:30 - 13:30
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George Zarkadakis

In Our Own Image: Will Artificial Intelligence Save or Destroy Us?

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The Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.

Established in 2004, the Bristol Festival of Ideas emerged out of Bristol’s bid to be Capital of Culture in 2008.

We wanted more debate in the city. We also wanted to celebrate the work of great writers, commentators and thinkers in and outside the city.

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Some pictures from Caroline Lucas event last night
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Peter Singer there's no good reason to keep apes in prison: Singer in Bristol 10 June:
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown @y_alibhai speaking now has a special affection for Bristol
2 hours ago
Financial Times calls Amitav Ghosh's new work a 'tour de force'. His Bristol event is 29 May:
2 hours ago
Coming up 29 May: showing of African film Timbuktu and discussion.
2 hours ago
What happens in economy and society as thinking machines begin to replace working humans? George Zarkadakis: 29 May
3 hours ago
Coming up 29 May: Author Amitav Ghosh @GhoshAmitav
10 hours ago
We're delighted to have Salman Rushdie in October and you can get tickets now.
12 hours ago
Caroline Lucas spoke last night on the need for progressives to work together. Here's an article she wrote on this:
12 hours ago
Roberto Saviano exposes the worldwide cocaine trade 30 June.
13 hours ago
Cybernetics: probably most insightful, ambitious, scientific synthesis of all time. George Zarkadakis on AI 29 May
14 hours ago
Caroline Lucas focused on hope and optimism last night. Thanks to all who came.
14 hours ago
Comment from an audience member at Asne Seierstad event last night:
15 hours ago
Peter Brookes - @BrookesTimes - on new jobs for ex-party leaders:
15 hours ago
New Yorker on the FIFA troubles
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