AI in Pop Culture

Robot and human hands touching

Event schedule details

Sunday 16 June


Event location details

G16 Lecture Theatre

Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London

The advance tickets for this event have sold out but there will be drop-in spaces on the day.

From The Terminator and Black Mirror to the robot friends common in Japanese comics, hear how writers and movie makers have influenced our expectations of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is going to have a global impact. However, people’s expectations and sense of fear or hope around the potential changes to come vary significantly across the world.

On a more local scale, public views on AI appear highly influenced by the culture they have grown up with and the stories that have been told about ‘intelligent machines’ in film, TV, books and art.

At the Great Exhibition Road Festival we will trace the history of ‘intelligent machines’ in art and literature, and explore how different cultural landscapes across the world influence how people envisage an AI future today. From utopian or dystopian, come find out how your expectations about AI’s impact fit within a global context.

Visitor information

Talks and discussions are intended for an adult audience and are most suitable for ages 14+.

This event will be live captioned.

This event is part of the Art of Science talk series, shown at location number 22 on the Festival Map.

The advance tickets for this event have sold out but there will be drop-in spaces on the day.

If you have an advance ticket, please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the start time. Your ticket gives you priority access, however, as this is a free event we overbook to help ensure a full event and your space may be reallocated. Early arrival reduces this risk.

This event has step-free access.

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Robot and human hands touching