AI Institutions support young artists AI Residencies

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The Goethe-Institut engages in intercultural exchange and interdisciplinary discourse within a global context. With the AI Residency Programme we aim to initiate both a dialogue between art and technology and a dialogue reaching beyond the borders of European countries. The programme aims to promote artistic access to developments in the field of artificial intelligence. Art can serve as a seismograph of social developments linked with artificial intelligence and as a catalyst for a successful and socially responsible transformation of this new technology into products. It can open up new perspectives on this field and bring the discussion from specialist circles to wider sections of society.
The AI Residency Programme aims to facilitate the exchange and acquisition of knowledge for both sides. Institutions and companies involved in AI that are opening their doors to young artists across Europe will be enriched by the programme, as will artists who gain deeper insights into technological developments. Artificial intelligence will be part of a new revolution in human history. We must decide how this revolution can serve humanity rather than the other way around. Artistic works created in the context of the residency can present innovative solutions for a society in the process of change and depict the impact of technology on people.
The AI residencies are designed to enable young visual artists from across Europe to spend four weeks getting to know an institution or company that is expressly involved with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The artistic works resulting from the residencies can be presented at the closing event of "Generation A=Algorithm".



Scholarship awardees will be selected by a jury made up of representatives of the following institutions: Furtherfield, LABoral, ZKM and the German Research Centre for AI.


Information about the partners of the residencies:
The fundamental task of the Institute for Computer Science and Control is to perform basic and application-oriented research in an interdisciplinary setting in the fields of computer science, engineering, information technology, intelligent systems, process control, wide-area networking and multimedia. Contract-based target research, development, training and expert support for domestic and foreign industrial, governmental and other partners are important activities at the Institute.
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The International Center for Research and Education in Innovative and Creative Technologies CINETic is a research department of the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest, focused on projects at the intersection of art and technology, including deep learning, digital interactivity, film, and performing arts. The CINETic Laboratories focus on work expanding creative digital techniques for film, digital light sound interaction, digital animation, virtual set design, and augmented reality, digital interaction, cognitive development and applied psychology through immersive experiences. More
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Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing  the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.  The college focuses exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business. The college's main campus is located in South Kensington, and it has an innovation campus in White City, a research field station at Silwood Park, and teaching hospitals throughout London. The college was a member of the University of London from 1908, becoming independent on its centenary in 2007. Imperial has an international community, with more than 59% of students from outside the UK and 140 countries represented on campus. More​
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an international research center based in Italy. IIT scientific activities are multidisciplinary and with a very strong attitude towards technology transfer. IIT staff consists of more than 1700 people, coming from more than 50 foreign countries. The main goal is to produce technologies that will have a positive impact on important societal challenges, such as sustainability and the environment, healthcare and aging society. Robotics and AI are among the main research topics. Project: The EU-funded project GrowBot, coordinated by IIT, focus on the ability of climbing plants to orientate their stems to climb up a support, for growing, living and moving, thanks to different anchoring strategies. Researchers will therefore create new climbing robots, which in the future might find application in architecture and urban design, in order to integrate and guide sensors within cities, or for explorations in the archaeological field. More
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RIXC is the center for new media culture, art gallery and artist collective, that initiates projects in intersection of art, science and emerging technologies. RIXC's activities include: running an art gallery, production of artworks and innovative art, science and technology projects, organising of the annual RIXC Art Science festival, exhibitions, publishing of Acoustic Space journal series. RIXC uses events and publications to introduce novelty themes, such as renewable energy, techno-ecologies, art of resilience, fields – contextual seedbeds for social changes, renewable futures and open fields. RIXC also is a key founder of Liepaja University's Art Research Lab & New Media Art education program. RIXC has extensive experience in network building locally and internationally, and currently is developing Renewable Network – for Baltic-Nordic and Europan cooperation. RIXC was established on May 2000 on the basis of E-LAB (Centre for electronic arts and media, since 1996). The basic activity of RIXC is to initiate the most novel and current topics in digital art by performing innovative experimental projects in art, science and technology in Latvia and internationally. More
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The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit public-private partnership. It has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, a project office in Berlin, a Laboratory in Niedersachsen and branch offices in St. Wendel and Trier. In the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence, DFKI is the leading research center in Germany. Based on application oriented basic research, DFKI develops product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Research and development projects are conducted in twenty research departments, nine competence centers and eight living labs. Far beyond the country’s borders DFKI enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic training of young scientists. At present, approx. 660 highly qualified researchers, administrators and 480 graduate students from more than 65 countries are contributing to approx. 250 DFKI research projects. More
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