Are we ready? Artificial Intelligence will change the way we communicate, create and experience our world. Kulturtechniken 4.0 invites artists, thinkers and creative minds to participate in one of the most important discussions of our time.
In an age of social distancing and mass protest, it's not only governments that are stepping up their use of technology to monitor citizens. Let's face it, we are all keeping a closer eye on each other.
AI stands for artificial intelligence, but as leading technologist Toby Walsh likes to point out the “A” could also be for augmenting. The Sydney-based academic spoke to the Goethe-Institut about how humans can combine forces with AI to create new solutions and art.
Algorithms and artificial intelligence are used to hire and fire staff, admit students to university and even decide on prison sentences. While these algorithms save time, they can be unfair or discriminatory. Artists are taking up the fight against AI’s coded bias and exposing some of its pitfalls.
Online technology powered by machine learning can spot our spelling mistakes, complete our sentences and even help us write in foreign languages. But are our writing skills getting worse at the same time? Best-selling author Thomas Ramge told Goethe-Institut there are pluses and minuses to this field of technological advancement.
Machines might soon be able to do all our translating for us. And if they do, people will no longer need to learn foreign languages. But that would be a shame because foreign languages not only help us to understand the world, but also ourselves.
Authors of electronic literature are drawn to experimental writing, exploring radical deviations from linear print forms. With the emergence of AI, it should come as no surprise that e-lit authors have combined these technologies with their creative practice.
Stephan Baumann leads a double life. The artificial intelligence expert from Germany’s DFKI centre is also a keen musician. He spoke to the Goethe-Institut about AI’s future role in music and how musicians are already adapting.
As AI scientists try to test the technology’s creative limits, the world of music is being issued with a challenge. Goetz Richter, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, gives his view on music, artificial intelligence and consciousness.
Live coding laptop band Benoît and the Mandelbrots produce a range of electronic music and regularly perform at so-called “algoraves.” The German-based tech-musicians spoke to the Goethe-Institut about how they go about their craft.
Generally, the works of contemporary artists have been embodied ruminations on AI’s impact on existential questions of the self and our future interaction with nonhuman entities. Few, though, have taken the technologies and innovations of AI as the underlying materials of their work and sculpted them to their own vision.
As we start to talk more to Google or Siri than to our neighbours, what does this do to the human mind? Choreographer Amrita Hepi and neuroscientist Sam Lieblich spoke to Goethe-Institut about their new digital art chatbot Neighbour.
Artificial intelligence has been depicted in film for decades. It embodies the tension in our societies between interest, enthusiasm, scepticism and anxiety about the technologies we have created and which surround us every day.
A Hollywood star’s run at the top of Tinseltown can be fleeting. But artificial intelligence is powering de-ageing technology and even generating lifelike digital humans that could change movie-making forever.
Algorithms are not strangers to the art of filmmaking. Most of the time they play a role imperceptible to the viewer, yet they are essential for telling stories and, even more, explore the fringes of film language.
Are you a junk data collector, a clone educator or a 3D food printer technician? Shirley Ogolla and the artist collective no:topia explore dystopian job prospects and raise fundamental questions around machine bias in their interactive art installation.
Google’s algorithms have revolutionised what it means to search for things, making mountains of information available to us in seconds. The development of the human skill of searching has been a long process in the making though.
Governments across Africa are rapidly adopting novel, emerging technologies. These platforms are often procured from foreign vendors under murky procurement contracting. As the continent grapples with this foreign AI invasion, feminist movements must mobilize to ensure an inclusive and ethical digital future.