What is the naughtiest word you can think of? The baddest of bad language, the monarch of F-bombs? The word you swore you’d NEVER say, but sometimes makes a sneaky reappearance after a stubbed toe or a football loss. Well for one night only you can put away the swear box, take yourself off the naughty step and join Science Oxford for an evening of purposeful profanity.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) researcher and swearing enthusiast Emma Byrne – author of Swearing Is Good For You explores how bad words might actually be good for us. At this interactive event, you’ll get the chance to see and try out some AI and swearing experiments, including playing with web robots, designing your own swearing test, and perhaps, just perhaps, taking on the ‘ice water challenge’ to experience how swearing affects your resilience in extreme conditions!
Emma Byrne is an AI researcher with an interest in the neuroscience of swearing. She likes to explore methods for conducting unusual experiments to find out the weird and wonderful stuff in our minds.
Copies of ‘Swearing is Good for You’ will be available to purchase on the night and Emma will be doing a book signing.
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The Story Museum
Rochester House, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BP