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Berwins Salon North is back with a bang discussing, AI, Mindfulness and Ancient Wisdom

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence is already reshaping our daily lives, sometimes in ways we’re completely unaware of, but how? And what can we expect in the future? These are just some of the questions being posed as Berwins Salon North makes a welcome return this month (22 February) with a brand new season taking audiences on an odyssey of the mind through the past, present and future.


Berwins Salon North is back with a bang discussing, AI, Mindfulness and Ancient Wisdom

AI entrepreneur Nigel Toon, together with Dr Peter Olusoga, podcaster and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, and classics professor, writer and broadcaster Edith Hall, will explore a diverse range of subjects that impact us all in this latest TED-style talk.


The Salon North series, voted number six in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ by GQ magazine, is sponsored by Berwins Solicitors who are committed to showcasing the latest big ideas in art, science and psychology.


Nigel Toon, author of How AI Thinks, offers an insight into the ever-evolving landscape of AI, exploring the risks, benefits and possibilities of a future shaped by our own creations.


Berwins Salon North is back with a bang discussing, AI, Mindfulness and Ancient Wisdom

Dr Peter Olusoga, a Chartered Psychologist and host of the award-winning podcast, Eighty Percent Mental, asks: ‘Is there such a thing as a winning mindset and if so, where can I get one?’ as he demystifies the art of mindfulness into something we can all act upon.


And Professor Edith Hall examines the enduring relevance of Aristotle’s teachings and shows how the wisdom they contain still has meaning in our world today.


Sharon Canavar, Harrogate International Festivals Chief Executive, said: “What I love about Berwins Salon North is how it tackles big issues in a way that’s accessible, inspiring and thought-provoking.


“Berwins Salon North has become Harrogate’s very own style of live TED talks, where you’re guaranteed to learn something new about yourself and the world around you.


“Once again I’d like to thank headline sponsor, Berwins, for their continued support in enhancing Harrogate’s reputation as a dynamic northern hub for arts and culture.”


Berwins Salon North, The Crown Hotel, Harrogate. Thursday 22 February, 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 (please note that a £1.75 booking fee applies at the time of booking). Annual Salon subscription is now available. Book all six Salon sessions for £99.

Tickets are available from the Harrogate International Festivals website Berwins Salon North | 22 February 2024 - Harrogate International Festivals or by calling the Box Office on 01423 562 303.


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