Imagining AI: Oxford Open Doors

A colourful drawing of a human hand touching a metal robotic hand, a planet with one half made of grey machinery, and a brain with one half made of grey machinery

Artwork by Isabelle McDermott, Cheney School


Imagining AI with Oxford Open Doors

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 Saturday 10 September 2022


   Blackwell Hall & Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

  Free, booking required for 'Meet Ai-Da', see below

About the event

Encounter a world of artificial intelligence (AI) at the Weston Library.

This event is part of 'Imagining AI', which celebrates objects in the Bodleian's collections that explore the boundary between human and machine.

Meet Ai-Da


  Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

  Free, booking essential

Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist, for a Q&A and live art session hosted by Cheney School’s Rumble Museum Council students.

If you have a question for Ai-Da, send it to by Friday 27 August with the subject line ‘Question for Ai-Da’.

Book now – last minute availability

Encounter AI


  Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

  Free, just drop in!

Students from Cheney School will be exhibiting artwork and creative writing responding to artificial intelligence in our lives today and in the future. Watch the Difference Engine in action and discover a robot ladybug that responds to light and sound.

Ai-Da will be in Blackwell Hall from 1.30–3.30pm for photographs only.

We are expecting this event to be busy. At times access to Blackwell Hall may be controlled to enable all visitors to enjoy the event.


This event is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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