Sun, 17 Feb | Reading Irish Centre

Sunday Assembly Reading - Artificial Intelligence

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Time & Location

17 Feb 2019, 10:45 – 12:30
Reading Irish Centre, 93 Chatham Street, Reading, UK

About The Event

You are smart, in fact, your human intelligence is most probably the most amazing thing in the Universe. But for how much longer will that be true? Many futurists and sci-fi writers made the mistake of imagining Artificial Intelligence in the guise of violent human-like robots when, in reality, the subtlety of AI in our everyday lives is far from obvious. In fact, the chance of you not interacting with an AI this very day is low.

This month we are joined by SAR regular Peter Vermaat of the Transport Research Laboratory, who will explain not only the difficulties of replacing you behind the wheel but also why we should try.

Also this month we have a Bring And Buy sell in aid of Reading’s homeless charity Launchpad. See below for more details on what you can do at the Assembly to support this valuable organisation.

This month we are singing Elvis’s Suspicious Minds, Tracey Chapman’s Fast Car, The Monkey’s Daydream Believer and Oasis’s She's Electric.

After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog Reading, 11 Castle Street, at about 13:15. It’s a 7 min walk from the Assembly.

More Info

Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations.

The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The morning is a lively combination of group singing, silly games, interesting words in the company with a lovely diverse bunch of people.

The Sunday Assembly welcomes all, of all ages and of all backgrounds.

The best way to meet new people is to come early and enjoy some tea, coffee, homemade cakes and savouries (vegan-friendly).

We can always do with a few extra help, so if you want to really feel part of our community, offer a hand or two. Either contact us now or arrive a bit earlier on the day and we'll find you something fun to do.

Bring And Buy Sale in aid of Launchpad

This month Sunday Assembly Reading we are supporting Launchpad Reading.

We would like you to bring good condition, but unwanted items to be included in a Bring and Buy sale on the 17th of February at the Irish Centre.

Bring your items before the start of the assembly at 11 AM, with a suggested fair price for donation to Launchpad.

The items will be exchanged for donations after the assembly, on a first come first served basis.

We will happily pass on any extra donations to Launchpad.

We appreciate your participation in this Sunday Assembly “Help Often” event, where we hope to raise a good amount of money for a fantastic local charity who are supporting Reading’s Homeless.

The Reading Irish Centre

96-104 Chatham St, Reading, RG1 7HT

There is a lot of free parking on Sundays on the streets north of the Irish Centre. Try Weldale Street, North Street and Great Knollys Street. There is a footpath that leads from Weldal Street to Chatham Street, and then the Irish Centre will be on your right.

The Reading Irish Centre is within easy reach of many Reading Buses

A 10-minute walk from Reading train station.

Closest car park is Q-Park Chatham Place

Cheapest car park in Reading is most probably on Napier Street - £1.10 per hour.

There is a lot of free parking on Sundays on the streets north of the Irish Centre. Try Weldale Street, North Street and Great Knollys Street. There is a footpath that leads from Weldale Street to Chatham Street, and then the Irish Centre will be on your right.

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