STATE of AI
The development of Artificial Intelligence is arguably one of the greatest revolutions in the history of mankind. And we are just on the brink of it. Accelerating in an exponential pace, the technological advancements in this field over the next decade – and how we will deal with them as a society – will majorly define and shape our future.
From curing cancer, over securing food safety for a growing global population, to solving climate change: Artificial Intelligence may provide key solutions to tackle many of humanities most pressing challenges.
However, the risks and dangers inherent in the development of this most powerful technology become increasingly apparent at the same time, and a growing community of researchers voice their concerns over an unregulated development of AI.
Realizing our bold hopes and ambitions while avoiding dangerous scenarios will not be possible through scientific developments alone. Public participation, creative experimentation and an open and reflected dialogue with a broader public are central in order to leverage its full potential.
A global community of innovators - the future Artisans of Artificial Intelligence - researchers, artists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, technologists, hackers, citizens – experts and non-experts alike – will play a major role in expanding the horizon of future opportunities, providing accessibility, raising awareness, exploring opportunities and risks and creating meaningful applications from this groundbreaking technology.
How to imagine future? And is it of any help to make progress tangible and senseable? What progress can be observed in the area of motions and artificial intelligence? And where else does one find "sentimental machines"?
Robots and computers have so far been conceived to perform punctual tasks and exercises in order to help humans with their daily tasks. What would happen if we managed to incorporate learning capabilities into the way they operate?
Questions about what additional knowledge and experience we can acquire by tinkering with and reflecting on current research in creative ways, and to what extend creativity in machines and artificial intelligence is being explored and developed are addressed and discussed.
Can AI be creative? Or is creativity one of the few realms where humans cannot be replaced by machines, software and automation?
This critical thinking workshop begins with the question "Would you live with an autonomous prosthesis?"
An Echoborg is a human being that only speaks the words given it by an Artificial Intelligence.
Promoting cuddles considers how public messages in the future may be displayed, in order to support care relations in a world co-inhabited with sentiment machines.
Poppy N+Z is a performance for a dancer, a Poppy robot, a philosopher and a musician who live together, observe each other and interact on stage.
In a mashup of dialogue from the two movies, a new context for the electronic protagonists' words is created.
pplkpr is an art project created by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald to explore the implications of quantified relationships for living.
Das Fremde will take the form of an interactive installation mid November 2016.
AI: What It Takes to Be Human,” the project links to the work of Simon and UBS’s Nobel Perspectives marketing initiative.
Within the coming decades, we’ll have the ability to create computers with greater-than-human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?
Filmmakers have always been fascinated with the potential of dystopian scenarios where machines and humans endlessly collide in violent confrontations under a dark and gloomy sky.
In the film's Berlin Premiere, Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.