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John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Humans vs artificial intelligence (Part 2)

Evolving video game technology: Humans vs artificial intelligence (who will win?)

Date/Time: Wednesday 24 January 2024, 5.00pm

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

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All our events remain free and open to all, but pre-booking is required. Bookings for this lecture will open at 10.00am on 1 November.

To reserve your place click the booking link below or telephone our booking voicemail line 0191 208 6136.

Lecture 2: Evolving video game technology: Humans vs artificial intelligence (who will win?)

Wednesday 24 January 2024
With Professor Graham Morgan, Video Game Technology Researcher

4.00 – 5.00pm: Street Science and Snacks – Join us for experiments and after-school snacks in the foyer of the Herschel Building

5.00 – 6.00pm: Lecture in the Curtis Auditorium

Get ready for an epic showdown you won't want to miss! In this lecture, researchers from the School of Computing explore a mind-blowing world where AI makes your games more lifelike and is even starting to develop them. AI bots are getting so good they beat human world champions. So, who's the real MVP in this gaming universe? Is it us, the gamers, or the ever-evolving AI? Whether you're a casual gamer or dreaming of a career in game development, this lecture will give you a look into a future where humans and AI are in an epic battle for gaming supremacy. Find out who will take the crown: Humans or AI?

For group bookings and school visits, please email the Public Lectures office at or telephone our booking voicemail line 0191 208 6136.