This presentation was delivered by Murray Shanahan at the Creative AI meetup #3 in London on the 18th January 2017. Science fiction has long offered a philosophical critique of the prospect of artificial intelligence. But now that AI technologies are increasingly real rather than fictional the wider world of culture and the arts is beginning to respond. I will offer my personal perpective on this based on my experience working with the film Ex Machina, and collaborating with artist collective Random International. Murray Shanahan is Professor of Cognitive Robotics in the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London, where he heads the Neurodynamics Group. Educated at Imperial College and Cambridge University (King’s College), he became a full professor in 2006. His publications span artificial intelligence, robotics, logic, dynamical systems, computational neuroscience, and philosophy of mind. He was scientific advisor to the film Ex Machina, and regularly appears in the media to comment on artificial intelligence and robotics. His books include “Embodiment and the Inner Life” (2010), and “The Technological Singularity” (2015).