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    Glimpse the future with the latest Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge project

    Visitors to the Adelaide Central Market will be able to interact with a large, interactive fortune cookie as part of Adelaide’s CreaTech City Challenge, a joint initiative funded by the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science, the City of Adelaide and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency.

    Presented by award-winning experience design studio, Sandpit, The Cookie gives the public a chance to see into the future thanks to this one-of-a-kind digital artwork.

    Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, this interactive piece utilises creative technology to predict the future, from the personal to the global, using an AI-based text generator.

    The free art installation, when activated, will ‘dispense’ a digital fortune unfurling from a giant cookie along a curved, paper-shaped LED screen.

    Each ‘fortune’ is uniquely created in response to the questions people ask via a simple web application.

    For example, when asked ‘What should I invest my money in?’, The Cookie dispensed an answer that read ‘A dog, of course’.

    Sandpit Co-founder Sam Haren says the studio is “thrilled to have been selected for Adelaide’s CreaTech City Challenge, and to be part of such a progressive initiative that invests in technology-based artworks”.

    “At Sandpit, we are always seeking new ways to push the boundaries and engage audiences with emerging technologies,” Haren says.

    “With The Cookie, we have developed a fun and interactive way for people of all ages to engage with Artificial Intelligence and the very topical GPT-3 text generator.”

    The Cookie is an example of the kind of interactive and engaging artistic experiences that can result from bringing together technology and creativity and will be open during Adelaide Central Market trading hours.

    This work follows last year’s Herding Caterpillars and is one of three projects that use creative technology (CreaTech) artworks to revitalise the city as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The CreaTech City Challenge brought together collaborative projects to combine creativity and technology to engage audiences, support business growth and encourage investment in Adelaide’s public realm.

    Grants totalling $300,000 were made available as part of the challenge, which was funded through the Capital City Committee's Development Program.

    For more info about Sandpit please visit

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