Is AI just a new chapter in the long story of humans living with machines? Or is it a new, threatening reality? Join us, as we bring together humans and robots at the first ever AI Arts Festival and explore this very question.

Artists and musicians from the University of Southampton and around the world are coming together in a free, interactive, all-day showcase, featuring photography, fashion, literature, comedy and jazz, in a collection of installations, demonstrations, readings and discussions.

Join world renowned French Orchestre Nationale de Jazz with special guest Steve Lehman for an evening performance of Ex Machina – cutting edge improvisations which bring musicians and machines together. Buy tickets here.

  • Bring your children to meet an animal robot.
  • Enjoy a laugh with fantastic local stand-up comedians and their take on the AI revolution.
  • Dame Wendy Hall will take part in a lively panel discussion on AI and the arts and how we can live responsibly and in harmony with powerful machines.
  • Experience a unique live interactive gallery performance.

The 2024 AI Arts Festival is hosted by the Web Science Institute in collaboration with the Winchester School of Art and the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities.

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