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Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, Future... Singularity? | Film Screening + Talks

Age suitable for: 16+

Date and Time (UK time):
13/11/2023 18:00-22:00
Accessibility alert:
  • Flashing images
  • Potentially upsetting content
  • Darkened spaces
  • Hearing loop available


A special evening of short talks by humanities scholars on the topic of artificial intelligence, followed by a reception and a showing of the 2013 Spike Jonze film 'Her'.

Talks include:

- Kendrick Oliver: "Early conceptions of artificial intelligence and its consequences"
- Chris Fuller: "The US-China AI arms race: how history can help us understand the peril, promise, and path of this competition"
- Will McNeill: "What's really inside the black box?"
- James Baker: "Generative AI and the climate crisis"
- Sofia Bull and Matt Kerr: "Learning machines: teaching AI in literature and film"

Check-in: from 17:30, just outside the Avenue Cafe' in front of the main entrance from the car park to Building 65.

Break: a small selection of free drinks and snacks will be available during the break

Accessibility: Expect darkened spaces during the movie screening. Venue has full wheelchair access and hearing loop is available. Priority seating for deaf, hard of hearing and visually impaired in the first front row. A few ear defenders will be available to borrow at the check-in desk upon entrance on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require additional support, please ask a member of the Festival team on site.

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