ART-AI festival – Leicester, UK, 30 April – 13 May 2018

ART-AI Festival will run between Monday, 30 April and 13 May at Phoenix Cinema Leicester and Highcross Leicester and most of the events will be free and interactive.

The festival includes the installation of #LoveApparatus – an AI that has its own Twitter account that you can interact with through @Apparatus_love. For this, the AI will “learn” about love from Twitter messages about people’s love for Leicester (Tweet message with the hashtag #LoveLeics). #LoveApparatus is learning to analyse tweets sent to it from members of the public – the more tweets it has to its Twitter account, the more it learns and it will respond to its love messages using a projection at the Highcross throughout the festival.

Alongside the Kitty AI, a video installation that describes how it will rule the World, on display at Phoenix by artist Pinar Yoldas (US), other artists will also be discussing their work, inspiration and next projects at a series of talks held at Phoenix. There will also be a series of films inspired by AI being shown, including the original Ghost in the Shell and AlphaGO. Comedian and creator Piotr Mirowski will perform improvised comedy alongside a robot called A.L.Ex. There will also be the chance to debate how the latest AI technology is affecting society. The full programme is available here:, with links for event bookings. Installations are open access and anyone can visit at opening times for the Shopping Centre and Phoenix.