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Will a Robot be your friend? Movie Screening & Talk

Hello Roboticists!

On Saturday, March 23, Wonderfest presents UC Berkeley computer scientist Ken Goldberg to discuss artificial intelligence alongside the delightful Robot and Frank, one of 2012's sleeper movie hits. (Find Prof. Goldberg's ranking of all-time great movie robots here in the Financial Times.) Wonderfest's robot evening will begin with schmoozing in downtown San Francisco's Variety Theater Lounge. A special screening of Robot and Frank will follow in the intimate and super-comfy Variety Preview Room. And then Prof. Goldberg will share his thoughts and entertain questions about the current state of artificial intelligence.

Please join us for Will a Robot Be Your Friend?. Only 49 seats are available, so I recommend that you make your $20 ticket purchase right now (An RSVP to this meetup will not secure you a spot. You must visit the ticket link and purchase your ticket there All proceeds will be shared equally between Wonderfest and Variety Children's Charity of Northern California. Any intelligent machine would heartily approve of this enlightening and enjoyable expense!


Will a robot -- someday soon -- be your friend? Come explore with us!

TITLE: Will a Robot Be Your Friend?

SPEAKER: Prof. Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley 
Robot and Frank <>

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30)

WHERE: The Variety Preview Room Theater, The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, 582 Market Street at 2nd & Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104 
Reception lounge and plush theater seating for 49 (maximum)
SERVING: Cash bar and candy for sale; FREE popcorn
BENEFITTING: Wonderfest & Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

ADMISSION: $20 per person

BENEFITTING: Wonderfest & Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California

The San Francisco Bay Area Robotics Group is proud to be a partner in this event. 



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  • Duc

    tickets have sold out.

    March 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Hi All, I'm glad to say the event is Sold Out. Enjoy!

    March 21, 2013

  • Kevin

    Sounds like a good way to catch this movie

    1 · March 8, 2013

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