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Frankenstein and AI now

Fiona Sampson, Daisy Hay, Christopher Frayling and David H. Guston join Matthew Sweet to discuss Mary Shelley's story in film, fiction and the view of AI scientists now.

Fiona Sampson, Daisy Hay, Christopher Frayling and David H Guston join Matthew Sweet to discuss Mary Shelley's story in film, fiction and the view of AI scientists now.

In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by the poet and writer Fiona Sampson is out now.
Christopher Frayling has published Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years
Dr Daisy Hay is Senior Lecturer, English Literature and Archival Studies at the University of Exeter and a BBC Radio 3 and AHRC New Generation Thinker who will be publishing later this year a book on The Making of Frankenstein.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Annotated for scientists, engineers and creators of all kinds edited by David H Guston, Ed Finn and Jason Scott Robert

Late Junction tonight is looking at music and AI, asking can we create a digital version of the ideal Late Junction collaborator using computer code alone?
The Radio 3 Sunday feature Select, Edit, Paste presented by Clemency Burton-Hill has been exploring new technologies and the arts.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

Main image: Mary Shelley, 1840. Artist : Rothwell, Richard (1800-1868). (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Fiona Sampson
Interviewed Guest Daisy Hay
Interviewed Guest Christopher Frayling

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