What is AI? A Conversation with Ar. Neil Leach

About the event

Artificial intelligence is everywhere – from the apps on our phones to the algorithms of search engines. Without us noticing, the AI revolution has arrived. But what does this mean for the world of architecture? Explaining what AI is, how it evolved, and how it works, this lecture offers an introduction to the extraordinary world of AI and the way in which it will revolutionize architecture.

Join us for an insightful discussion on this subject with the eminent British architect Neil Leach.

For all budding architects out there!

Date: 27th March
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Ice Factory, Ballard Estate

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The Ice Factory at Ballard Estate (IFBE) is an experimental laboratory for transdisciplinary practices across modern and contemporary architecture, art, and pedagogy. The conserved and refashioned structure is itself a historical object; its complexity, diversity, and paradoxical forms of architecture are instruments for the invention of knowledge. Malik Architecture has created an architecture that does not settle, one with spaces to breathe through a crystallization and mutation of traditional, modern, and contemporary experiments. A century-old embodiment... of “the dreams that stuff is made of.” IFBE’s community of architects, artists, scholars, and students exists in the expanding complexity and multiplicity of the present without sacrificing a fidelity to pasts and archiving, to build and chronicle in the here and now, what Reinhard Koselleck felicitously called “futures past.”