Festival of AI

3-7 June 2024

Hosted by the AI and Data Analysis Network at Oxford Brookes University, UK


The aim of the Festival of AI is to showcase new developments in AI, machine learning and robotics and to support a debate on how new technologies are changing the way we live and work - and the skills and knowledge we'll need to thrive in the new era. 

The festival will run 3-7 June 2024 and involve a mix of in-person and online events. All sessions are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.  They will include panels on AI in science, education, business and the the arts, and offer hands-on, practical advice on how to maximise the benefits of the new technologies for employees, customers, and society as a whole. 

Friday 7 June will feature a companion event on Digital Inequalities.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday through Friday, with keynotes on Monday. All session are hybrid, apart from the Tuesday and Thursday morning. Most of the in-person activities take place in the Clerici Learning Studio (CLC 1.12).  (Check back on this website for program changes.)

Click through for more details of each day's activities. We also have a selection of informal evening activities.

Opening keynote by Prof Giuseppe De Giacomo (Oxford University) and weekly overview

Brookes AI and Data Analysis Showcase

Schools’ Day 

What is AI?

Schools Day 

Meet an AI practitioner

AI in business

Networking event: research speed dating

Oxon Open Data Sandpit

Artificial Inspiration: Creative and Artistic Futures with AI

Data Challenge Showcase 

| Towards Digital Justice 

Closing Panel


Parallel track on Friday:

In a talk entitled  "An Artificial Friends called Pinocchio: A Multiperspectival Experiment" Prof Bas Groes and postgraduate students from the University of Wolverhampton will be interacting with chatbots and AI companions, asking questions about freedom, agency, the 'soul' of AI and digital equality.

This is part of a free Festival of AI event imagining our relationship to technology and creating pathways that lead to a fairer future in the digital age. TOWARDS DIGITAL JUSTICE: transcultural perspectives on digital inequality, Friday 7th June 10-5pm, Headington Hill Hall. Alex Goody and Bas Groes are bringing together Japanese and UK scholars to think about digital inequality.

Full programme and sign up here.


Register your interest via the form below.

Contact the organisers

We will check email to aidanetwork@brookes.ac.uk regularly throughout the festival.