Since the ancient Greeks, we have always dreamt of making machines, which can think and behave like human beings. Whilst this used to be the realm of mythology and fiction, in the past 50 years we have finally started to turn this dream into a reality.
This week on The Science Show, we speak to Dr. Julie Greensmith from the Computer Science department at the University of Nottingham about her research in artificial intelligence.
Her research is in two exciting areas - artificial immune systems (which includes application areas such as computer security and biosensing), and the way in which people experience thrill on roller coasters and extreme rides.
Carl and George will also be in the studio, discussing artificial intelligence in films, and how close these interpretations are to real life.
Finally, we'll be discussing the Bucking Bronco over in computer science... which you can control with your mind and your breathing apparently!
We want a go!