Program

Call for Expressions of Interest: AI Incubator

Logo for the Australian NGO "Old Ways, New" Old Ways, New - Angie Abdila, with Tyson Yunkaporta and Megan Kelleher - are coming together to lead an intimate group of creatives to collaborate with international Indigenous technologists and leading industry experts to rethink AI systems. 

You are invited to express your interest in participating in the Indigenous Protocols (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Incubator, which will be held 01-06 March 2021 in Sydney, with the support of the Goethe-Institut and its #CreativeAI program. 

If you are interested in applying, simply download the application form. Read Angie Abdilla's Position Paper on AI and IP here.

27 November 2020 | Panel: Music & AI

For the second talk in the series, we focused on the composition and performance of music, and how they are affected, complemented, assisted or threatened by the rise of AI. Following the panel discussion we heard a live set from electronic producer Anomie. Panelists were Assoc Prof Goetz Richter, musician and philosopher working at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, and Dr Oliver Bown, academic, artist, and Senior Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. The talk was be moderated by Jochen Gutsch, Cultural Program Coordinator at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney, and an active musician. This event happened with a live audience at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney and was simultaneously streamed online:


 

23 October 2020 | Panel | Humans & AI

In the first event of this series we examined the relevance and influence of AI for skills previously reserved for humans such as creative work, reading and speaking. Panelists were Prof Toby Walsh, a leading researcher who holds the position of Scientia Professor of AI at UNSW, and Dr Belinda Dunstan, an artist, researcher and lecturer at the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment. The talk was moderated by Sonja Griegoschewski, director of the Goethe-Institut in Australia, who initiated the project Kulturtechniken 4.0: Creating in the Age of AI which started with the symposium The Relevance of Culture in the Age of AI. The event happened with a live audience at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney and was simultaneously streamed online:



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About the project

Initiated by the Goethe-Institut in Australia, this ongoing project features artists and experts working across the field of artificial intelligence (AI). In Kulturtechniken 4.0 – Creating in the Age of AI we take a closer look at the interplay between AI and traditional cultural skills, inviting key names to discuss and explore our concerns and curiosity about an increasingly AI-driven future.
 
Specifically, we examine how creative human skills such as writing, composing or painting are being altered, influenced or assisted by AI right now, and how this might change in the years to come.
 

What are Kulturtechniken?

The German term Kulturtechniken literally translates to cultural techniques. Traditionally linked to the cultivation of land, these days the word is broadly used to describe human skills which enable communication, problem solving and creativity.
 
Kultur Magazine 2020 - Cover © Goethe-Institut Kulturtechniken always relate to a certain sociocultural context and empower the individual to be an active member of a community. The rise of AI and machine learning will impact these techniques as well as the ethical and social questions around it. They are crucial for any educational and cultural organisation, like the Goethe-Institut, which is active in the area of language, music, art and film.
 
The 2020 edition of our magazine kultur has a special feature on Kulturtechniken 4.0 as well. Read it in print or online here.
 

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  • Chief Editor: Sonja Griegoschewski (Director Australia, Goethe-Institut)
  • Editorial Team: André Leslie, Barbara Gruber, Anja Wendt, Jochen Gutsch and Gabriele Urban
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