AI FUTURES: Looking for Love

The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Event cost
Free, drop-in
Saturday 10 February (10:00) - Thursday 20 June 2024 (16:00)
Pink and blue graphic with hearts and the words Looking for Love

Can you teach a robot how to love?

Part modern-day tamagotchi, part interactive fiction, Looking for Love is a playful experience that takes place over a message-based dating app.   

Take a seat in Fast Familiar’s ‘internet cafe’ to teach a robot about romance. Surely training the machine on everything the internet knows about love will result in unparalleled romantic success? In your role as a wing-(hu)man, you’ll provide advice, encouragement and be that vital shoulder to cry on when things don’t work out… 

Help the machine distil the essence of romance from movies, poems and song lyrics; compare your definitions of love; and determine how much of a role you want data to play in your own love life.  

Blending artificial Intelligence, human intuition and everything that gets lost in translation, this artwork invites you to take the perspective of another form of intelligence, to reflect on the peculiarities of our own. 

Exhibition runs 10 February - 20 June 2024. Opening hours are Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 16:00. Admission is free. 

Looking for Love is presented as part of AI Futures, a journey into the brave new world of artificial intelligence through the lens of University of Birmingham research. Our programme of exhibitions and events runs February - November 2024 at The Exchange.