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The King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence is hosting a Family Zone on Saturday 25 May! Join us at King's College London for a free, family-friendly exploration of AI, with activities suitable for children aged 4 and over. Register on Eventbrite.

Activities will include:

AI and Natural Intelligence

Run by Little House of Science, children will learn how science and specifically AI can be inspired by nature! The crossover of natural intelligence with artificial intelligence can help us solve scientific and engineering challenges. This activity is suitable for children aged 4 to 12.

Maths on the Move

Did you know that we can now use artificial intelligence to drive cars? But how do we make sure it drives them safely? In Maths on the Move an expert in mathematics will support you to learn how we can use maths to make sure that driverless cars are safe on our roads. This activity is suitable for children aged 4+.

Build a Robot Workshop

Join workshop artist and designer Katie Kennedy to design and build a sensational recycled robot model in this creative family friendly drop-in workshop. Be inspired by the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence and get creative with recycled materials and reclaimed scrap objects to build your model, all you need to bring is your imagination. Everyone is welcome but please note this activity is most suitable for ages 4+.

Can you hide from AI?

AI facial recognition systems are used in many places, from unlocking your mobile phone to automated video surveillance. But these systems are not completely foolproof! Try your hand at designing a pattern or design to trick an AI face-detection system, and see if you can work out how to hide from AI.


Can you beat a car driven by AI in a race? Find out here, as RoboRacer gives you the chance to race against a driverless car.

AI Games

Did you know that artificial intelligence can now create games for us? How do you think they’ll compare to games created by humans? Come along and play both board games and video games created by AI. This game is suitable for children aged 8+.

Robotic arm workshop

Do you know how to build a robot? In this workshop, you’ll work in teams, guided by King's Robotics students, to build a robotic arm. This workshop is suitable for children aged 10 and over. Please note, this workshop has a capacity restriction, and registrations will be taken on the day on a first come, first served basis, therefore we cannot guarantee that every activity will be available to all who want to participate. There will, however, be lots of drop-in activities running throughout the day. Registering for the family zone here will help us plan workshops to accommodate as many visitors as possible.

How to train your AI

AI image recognition systems are able to do amazing things, like detecting human faces and even helping spot diseases like cancer. But how do these systems actually work? Throughout the day, we will explore this together by building and training a simple AI programme to detect drawings of dogs, birds and fish. Make a drawing, scan it into the database, and see if we can get enough data to make a reliable AI image recognition system!

Kids ChatGPT: Hi there, are you ready to have some fun?

Have you ever wondered who is speaking through a chatbot? Do you think there is a person typing behind? The answer is no, there is no human person writing but a machine that has learnt to speak very similar to us! That is really exciting, isn’t it? Chatbots can simulate human speaking brilliantly. A very popular chatbot, ChatGPT, has presented a version for kids, so now children can also talk with a chatbot if they wish (and their parents allow them). In this session kids and their families will learn how a chatbot works, will be able to play with a chatbot, and will reflect on the ethical challenges surrounding chatbots. Are AI chatbots fun? Can they be beneficial to children? Should they replace human interactions? Are they safe for kids? This is targeted to children aged 7+.


Led by King's Computer Science, AI and Engineering ambassadors, get a look behind the scenes at some of the facilities available to students at King's College London.

This event is in-person only. Please register on Eventbrite. Registration will close at 9am on Thursday 23 May.

This event is part of the King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence, running from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 May 2024.

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Festival event times may be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to registrants via Eventbrite emails.

Please note, King's events are free, which means we routinely overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to admit those without tickets or latecomers.

Event details

Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS