2018

25 May 2018 ‘Robots who know themselves’
Annual Public Lecture for Leverhulme Project ‘What’s So Special about First-Person Thought?’, University of Aberdeen
Part of Aberdeen’s May Festival. Ticketed event, sold out, 89 people.
3 April 2018 ‘Who lives and who drives?’
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Summerhall, Edinburgh. Ticketed event, sold out, 100 people. Panel discussion on the ethics of AI with Professor Lilian Edwards and Dr Tyron Louw.

2017

6–10 April 2017 ‘Seeing Minds Online’
Edinburgh International Science Festival
5-day drop-in activity at the National Museum of Scotland. Received approximately 1,500 visitors. Rated as 2nd most popular drop-in activity in festival (out of 15 events). Selected for festival as 1 of only 2 events from College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in University of Edinburgh.
12 May 2017 ‘Thinking with Things – 2nd Schools workshop’
National Museum of Scotland
Two 1.5 hour workshops with Scottish Primary 7 children (Inverkeithing Primary School and North Queensferry Primary). ~25 children each class. Workshops consisted of games, discussion, treasure hunt in museum on the theme of history of distributed cognition.
20 March 2017 ‘Thinking with Things – 1st Schools workshop’
National Museum of Scotland
Two 1.5 hour workshops with Scottish Primary 7 children (Cairneyhill Primary School and Torryburn Primary School, Fife). ~25 children each class. Workshops consisted of games, discussion, treasure hunt in museum on the theme of history of distributed cognition.

2016

8 October 2016 ‘Thinking with Things’
National Museum of Scotland
Ticketed event, 106 participants. Public talks, performances, and discussion with curators of distributed cognition with artefacts from the museum.

2015

7 December 2015 ‘Will Machines Rule the World?’
Forum for European Philosophy (FEP)
London School of Economics. Panel discussion with audience of ~400 people
13 February 2015 ‘Museum Lates: Game Masters’
National Museum of Scotland
Interactive event on the Turing Test. Selected as 1 of 2 representatives of University of Edinburgh. Ticketed event, sold out, 1,800 participants
7 October 2015 ‘Turing Test: Man or Machine?’
Midlothian Science Festival
Sheltered Housing, Crystalmount, High Street, Dalkeith. Interactive event on the Turing Test. 1-hour public talk and interactive event.

2014

16 October 2014 ‘Turing Test: Man or Machine?’
Midlothian Science Festival
Penicuik Library. 1-hour public talk and interactive event. Ticketed event, sold out, 30 participants.
26 September 2014 ‘Meet the Experts @ the National Museum of Scotland’
Explorathon, Scotland’s European Researchers’ Night
National Museum of Scotland. Interactive event on the Turing Test.
19 May 2014 ‘Falling in Love with AI’
British Science Association’s Sci-Screen
Cineworld, Edinburgh. Talk pre- and post-screening of ‘Her’ by Spike Jonze. National Museum of Scotland. Ticketed event, sold out, 90 participants.
24 April 2014 ‘Take the Turing Test’
The Knowledge Exchange
Summerhall, Edinburgh. Showcase of best knowledge exchange in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Turing Test demonstration with 50 participants. Ticketed event, sold out, 90 participants.
17 April 2014 ‘Does technology make you smarter?’
Edinburgh Science Festival
Ticketed 1-hour talk and interactive event, sold out, targeted at parents and young children.
5 April 2014 ‘Smarter phones, smarter people?’
The Big Idea Podcast
Panel discussion on technology and learning.
20 March 2014 ‘What is the difference between you and a computer?’
Screening of ‘The Singularity’ by Doug Wolens
Screening of ‘The Singularity’ by Doug Wolens, and discussion with director and panel. Interactive Turing Test before and after screening. Ticketed event, sold out, 180 people.