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AI - a new Player in Arts and Education Image: Pixabay

Thu, 21.03.2019 -
Sat, 23.03.2019

AI - a new Player in Arts and Education

Artificial Intelligence affects all societies around the globe. From March 21-23 2019 the Goethe-Institut Irland will facilitate talks and discussions about the developments, chances and challenges facing us in how AI-technologies affect the activities of cultural organizations in arts and education.

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6:30 pm

Film-Screening with Q&A

To kick-off the event, the Goethe-Institut will screen the award-winning documentary "Pre-Crime", which looks at AI and policing. Directed by Monika Hielscher and Matthias Heeder, the film calls into question data-collection for preventive screening of potential future delinquents. In doing so, it raises the fundamental questions of whether the global increase in security measures justifies the full monitoring of private individuals and how our world of work changes with AI.

Friday, 22 March 2019, 3:30 pm


Three experts will speak on three major areas affected increasingly by the use of AI technologies that are especially of concern for cultural organization: reading, arts and translation. Marie Redmond, previously Professor for Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin and is currently teaching at Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia will chair the discussion.

Reading in the Digital Age

Ann Marcus Quinn will give an introduction about the issues involved in eReading softwares. She teaches Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick. Her research focuses on eReading and eLearning-Softwares. She is a member of the group which produced the “Stavanger Declaration” which deals with the effects of digital reading on reading experience.

AI in the Arts

Mattis Kuhn will discuss the use of AI technologies in the arts. How do artists use AIs as tools to create art? What new forms of art emerge from AI? Mattis Kuhn is a German artist and curator. He curated the exhibition “I am Here to Learn” on AI in the arts at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in 2018 where he brought together works by artists from all over the world.

Machine Translation

Andy Way, Professor in Computing at DCU and Deputy Director of the ADAPT Centre of Digital Content Technology, has been researching on systems of machine translation over several decades now. He will talk about the possibilities and limits of automatic translation systems. ADAPT  is a Dublin-based research centre focusing on digital content and digital technologies.

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

Workshop (on invitation)

AI in Language Teaching and Learning

On Saturday Thomas Strasser will give a workshop for invited participants on new technologies in language teaching and learning. In the workshop, a range of ICT-applications and social media relevant to language teaching will be assessed and discussed. Thomas Strasser is Professor of Foreign Languages Didactics and Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Vienna. Furthermore he is eLearning advisor for international educational institutions.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland.