In his new book Heavens on Earth, founding editor of Skeptic magazine Michael Shermer explores humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and the quest for immortality – find out about the extraordinary people he met trying to cheat death.
We speak to Sarah Kember, Professor of New Technologies of Communication at Goldsmiths University about the problems getting women into STEM, the rise of scientism and why Amazon's Alexa is like Joan from Mad Men.
Transhumanism is the subject of To Be A Machine, the the 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize-shortlisted book by Mark O’Connell, which explores the philosophy and science behind improving our minds and bodies beyond what nature gave us.
As artificial intelligence starts to surpass our own intellect, robotics experts warn us of the risks of autonomous weaponry. So how human should we make machines and will we know when it is time to stop?