Imagining AI: A view from the archives

This one-day workshop hosted by the Bodleian Library considers modern artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a long narrative of the boundaries between human and machine.

A panel discussion from 4 to 5:30 pm, chaired by Professor Rob Iliffe, will explore how the history and philosophy of AI and computing can enrich contemporary conversations about the use of these transformative technologies.

The workshop accompanies a display at the Weston Library of items from Oxford’s collections, including manuscripts of Ada Lovelace, Mary Shelley and Christopher Strachey, and a nineteenth-century “reasoning piano”.

Reception to follow in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library.