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Makr Shakr: Man vs Machine

Cocktail competition

Robotic bartender MakrShakr with human

Watch humans battle a robot to see who can make the perfect cocktail.

London’s first ever robotic bartender, the Makr Shakr, will challenge its human counterparts taken from London’s most sophisticated cocktail bars in a two-round competition to create the best cocktail; judged on taste, speed and appearance. The competitors will first be making a traditional Negroni to celebrate 100 years of the Italian classic cocktail, before creating their own bespoke cocktail, the More than Human, inspired by our major summer exhibition AI: More than Human.

Hosted by Time Out’s Drinks Editor Laura Richards, the judges will be Richard Godwin, journalist and author of the The Spirits, Dawn Davies, Head Buyer at Specialty Drinks, Sly Augustin, Managing Director Trailer Happiness, Antonia Voss, Events Director at Quintessentially. 


Free, no booking required


photo of suzanne livingston and maholo uchida

What makes us human?



What makes us human? Why do we fear artificial intelligence and robots?

AI: More than Human curators Suzanne Livingston and Maholo Uchida unpack the big questions explored in this interactive exhibition.

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