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Posted By Peter Bentley

From the age of about 12 I was building robots and programming computers. There are very few photos of my various creations (not least because each later robot tended to be made from pieces of earlier ones) but recently I found a few pictures, which I've assembled to show the fruits of my teenage labour. Two still exist to this day, although Victor had his brain removed and no longer functions...

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Posted By Peter Bentley

I'm pleased to announce that my new book will be published next month. Entitled: "10 Short Lessons in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics", it is one of the launch titles of the Michael O’Mara Books new Pocket Einstein series. We've finalised the cover, complete with a very nice quote from Steve Pinker. The full quote was:

Artificial Intelligence is both a fascinating topic and a pressing issue. But much of the commentary has been not-so-intelligent, discussing this technology as an awesome or terrifying form of black magic. Peter Bentley is a true expert, and has given us a lucid, balanced, and engaging tour of one of the most important phenomena of this century.​ Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and Enlightenment Now.

Thanks Steve!

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Posted By Peter Bentley

On 21 February I was honored to be invited as a guest judge for TiE London's International Startup Competition.

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Posted By Peter Bentley

I was privileged to be invited to judge the European Semifinal of the SeedAward European Semi Final, RSA House, London in September, giving a keynote speech at the event. Later in November I was invited to be a judge at the SeedAward Final, in Shenzhen, China.

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Posted By Peter Bentley

I was an invited speaker at the Asian Leadership Conference 2019 in Seoul, participating in a panel debate with Prof Denis Noble, Prof Terry Gaasterland, Prof Ho Sung Kim and chaired by Prof Doheon Lee.

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