Beta is a new festival of art and technology critically engaging with the impact of emerging technologies on society. Taking Ireland’s role as a central node in today’s wired world as a starting point, Beta will showcase and celebrate Ireland’s research and artistic communities through a combination of creativity, debate and experimentation. Beta will allow members of the public to engage playfully and critically with new technologies essentially beta testing ethical issues facing society.
The festival will take place November 2nd – 5th 2023 with the exhibition that opens as part of it continuing in The Digital Hub and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) for a further two weeks until November 19th. The full programme will be announced in Autumn.
The AI Ethics Studio is a dedicated space for visitors, researchers, and artists to come together and explore our relationship with AI using alternative and creative methods and interactions. Created in partnership with the festival research partner – ADAPT the world-leading SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology.
ADAPT is excited to partner with the Beta festival in its inaugural year. Beta is co-founded by The Digital Hub and Aisling Murray and funded by The Digital Hub and Science Foundation Ireland.