De Copas con Ciencia: José Mª de Teresa & Pilar Ruiz

Is ChatGPT the Artificial Intelligence Alan Turing dreamed of? And Are there left-handed molecules? This month in “Drinks with Science”
This Thursday, 26 January, a new session of the successful popular science project “De copas con ciencia” will take place. An initiative that aims to satisfy the scientific curiosity of the population in a relaxed, entertaining and fun way during leisure time, bringing it to the bars. The activity is aimed at the whole population with scientific curiosity without the need for specific training in science and aims to be a meeting point for science lovers in order to facilitate the creation of scientific debates between experts and the general public.
The activity is organised by the research institutes,  ISQCH (Instituto de Síntesis Química y Catálisis Homogénea) and INMA (Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón) , both joint centres CSIC – University of Zaragoza, and will be repeated periodically on the last Thursday of each month. During these sessions, topics related to chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science will be discussed.
The next edition will be about going into the world of artificial intelligence, and discovering the laterality or not of molecules and whether or not this has an effect on molecules. The session, with free admission, will take place on 26 January at 20:00 pm in El Sótano Mágico, Calle San Pablo 43, Zaragoza, and will feature INMA researcher José María de Teresa and ISQCH researcher Pilar López.
– Is ChatGPT the Artificial Intelligence that Alan Turing dreamed of?” José María de Teresa Nogueras researcher at INMA (CSIC-UNIZAR)
On 30 November, the company OpenAI (with investors such as Elon Musk and Microsoft) launched a new artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT which, according to experts in the field, Import/Export represents the biggest advance in natural language processing in recent years. Unlike other virtual assistants, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence designed to be creative. Just one week after its launch, more than one million people had opened an account (for the moment free of charge) on ChatGPT. Would ChatGPT pass the Turing Test? Those attending this Magic Basement event will be able to test the possibilities of ChatGPT’s application in the generation of scientific, educational and creative content. Would you like to put ChatGPT to the test?
José María de Teresa is a researcher at the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon, currently focusing his work on new nanofabrication methods that could be useful for future microchips. He is a distinguished member of the American Physical Society and president of the Condensed Matter Physics Division of the European Physical Society. In the field of popular science, he has published the science fiction novel “2037. Paraíso neuronal”, which focuses on the field of neurotechnology, and is full of fictionalised historical facts, noirish passages and a good dose of reflection on the ethical challenges of this new technology. He recently participated in a debate on this exciting topic on the RNE programme Futuro Abierto, whose podcast will be available from 23/01/2023 (
– “Are there left-handed molecules?” – Pilar López Ram de Viu researcher at ISQCH (CSIC-UNIZAR)
We live surrounded by enantiomers, although we don’t know it. What are they and why is it important to have them separately? How can they be differentiated and separated? If you want to learn something about right-handed and left-handed molecules, how to recognise and separate them, and some curiosities about some well-known enantiomers (yes, yes, you know them too, believe it or not), you will have to come to the talk.
Pilar López Ram de Viu holds a PhD in Chemical Sciences (1991), is Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry (2000) and researcher at ISQCH. Her research work has focused on obtaining compounds with potential biological activity in enantiomerically pure form, both by selective synthesis and by separation. She is currently working on obtaining value-added products from glycerol from biodiesel production. In addition to his teaching and research work, he has held several university management positions, and is actively involved in various scientific dissemination projects.
In addition, during the session there will be a face-to-face Hi Score Science competition aimed at the general public that will reward the scientific knowledge acquired by those attending the session with the book “2037. Paraíso neuronal”- MIRA EDITORES by José María de Teresa.
Hi Score Science is a game of questions and answers about science, in Spanish and English, for mobile devices, iOS and Android that is developed between the two research institutes, the ISQCH and the INMA, which allows to include informative explanations of the scientific reality that lies behind each of the answers. The game can be downloaded free of charge and without advertising in the Apple Store and Play Store and for Windows, iOS and Linux at The application also allows users to participate in the project by sending us their own questions via a dedicated website


Jan 26 2023


20:00 - 22:00

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