The above Heterosis flowers image is part of a series - all involve either AI or are generated by algorithms.

Credit: Mat Collishaw, Snark.Art, Danil Krivoruchko

What is AI (Artificial Intelligence) and why is it causing such excitement and concern?

Broadly, the industrial revolution created machines to undertake manual tasks, in manufacturing and transport, this revolution of AI is set to undertake tasks currently needing human intelligence.

Among global risks are disinformation, copyright infringements and a potential that AI machines could seriously damage humanity.

Our debate brings into question AI's potential impact on architecture and the creative arts - for better or worse?

The motion to be debated: For artists and architects is Artificial Intelligence an assistant or an assassin?

AI as Assistant:
Mat Collishaw, artist known for his installations, sculpture and photography

Carlos Gomez Gonzalez, Senior architectural artist, Foster + Partners

AI as Assassin:
Neil Leach, architect and theorist working in the realm of architecture in artificial intelligence in the UK, US and China

Paul Seheult, CEO of PICSEL a collecting society for photographers and the visual arts. Involved in protecting the rights of creatives including with government and multinational technology companies.

Anna Skurczynska, Open Plan Law and lecturer in media law and ethics

Tickets: £92.00 plus booking fee - Includes supper and beverages

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Debate Venue: The Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y 5ER

The club operates a dress code which members and guests must follow - Gentlemen; collar, jacket and tie / Ladies; must wear the equivalent appropriate for a formal reception or lunch. Jeans/chinos and sports shoes are not permitted unless for medical reasons. If you arrive dressed inappropriately, please be aware that you are likely to be refused entry.

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