Technology is the answer but what was the question? The first Belief in AI conference brought together artists, engineers, academics, designers and computer scientists to explore the opportunity and challenges presented by AI.

A key element of 2018's edition of Global Grad Show, in partnership with the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the conference addressed the complex and challenging subject of Artificial Intelligence; where it is now, how it is interpreted in different cultures and where it could take us in the future.

Co-curated by Ben Vickers, CTO at Serpentine Galleries in London, and Kenric McDowell who leads the Artist + Machine Intelligence program at Google Arts & Culture, the line-up of speakers included some of the world’s leading philosophers and academic minds from leading universities. Consisting of a series of keynotes, talks, panel discussions, presentations and performances from those working in the field, the conference examined how the underlying beliefs of a person, nation, company or religion, shape and influence the development of a technology. Topics that will be explored, include: Creative Machines and their Human Collaborators, Education in the Age of Automation, Designing for Intelligence and the Future of A.I in Dubai.