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‘Machines Like Me’, by Ian McEwan

Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

- Free

Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – a love triangle soon forms.

These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

SPEAKER

Max Sanderson
lead producer in audio, Guardian

Details

Date:
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

AoI Book Club

Details

Date:
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

AoI Book Club