Ars Electronica Futurelab
Mission AI – Experience. Understand. Co-create.

Hardly any other technology currently leaves us as perplexed as artificial intelligence. The exhibition "Mission AI" at the Deutsches Museum Bonn now also conveys a deep understanding.

Is this a man's world? Acknowledging gender bias in AI

Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming a major driving force of the rapidly accelerating digital transformation. Therefore, we have the responsibility to confront and question the gender biases inherent in AI models and seek ways to mitigate them.

Holly+: Come and sing like Holly Herndon!

"It takes a village to create something special" and Holly Herndon and her team have succeeded in doing just that. In the interview, she presents her machine learning project in more detail, for which she has now received the European Commission's STARTS Prize 2022.

New technologies as part of law studies

Law students rarely deal with new technologies - that's what the Future Thinking School and the JKU want to change.

ORBIT — A Journey Around Earth in Real Time / Seà¡n Doran (UK)
Artistic Journalism: "There Is No Planet B"

Global Warming and Human Responsibility: In this lecture, Hideaki Ogawa explores the role of art as a media of communication.

Ars Elelctronica Futurelab, Alchemists of the Future
Artistic Journalism meets Future Alchemists

"Alchemists of the Future": In this second of three lectures about "Artistic Journalism" for Keio University SFC in Japan, Hideaki Ogawa addresses the role of art as a media of communication.

Understanding AI, Ars Electronica Center
Artistic Journalism meets Artificial Intelligence

"Understanding AI": In this first of three lectures about "Artistic Journalism" for Keio University SFC in Japan, Hideaki Ogawa addresses the role of art as a media of communication.

Futurelab Ideas Expedition 2021: Sounding Letters, Ali Nikrang
Sounding Letters – AI and human intelligence in concert

There have been many attempts to express music in words. But what happens when you transform a sequence of letters into music with the help of Artificial Intelligence?

Deepfake: When the Moon Landing failed

Halsey Burgundy and Francesca Panetta discovered the prepared speech for U.S. President Nixon in the archives and recreated it in a deceptively realistic way.

When Artists make use of Artificial Intelligence

The powerful tool "artificial intelligence" is increasingly finding its way into media art. Three artists talk about how they use AI and where they see their role as artists.

Futurelab Ideas Expedition 2021
Ideas for the Future

Our world is in flux and no one knows exactly where it’s headed. But one thing is certain: In times like these, with the future coming at us at top speed, what we really need are good ideas.

Inside Ars Electronica Futurelab: 25th Anniversary Series
Creative (Artificial) Intelligence

What differentiates analog from digitally generated work?

Ars Electronica Center
Directors Talk – 25 years Ars Electronica Futurelab and beyond

We all shape future - constantly. In the process, we are confronted with major challenges, from the climate crisis to digital transformation.

At the Pulse of Time

In 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the world's most important competitions for media art, was launched. Every year at the Ars Electronica Festival, the best works can be admired in the CyberArts exhibition. This year, again.

Some people believe everything they read on the Internet...

...others go to Ars Electronica. That's why this year's festival features numerous projects and gardens on the topic of "Digital Education".

Classical Music: Composed by AI, Played by Humans

It sounds paradoxical, but what would happen if artificial intelligence writes the notes for us and we only take on the role of musicians?

Artificial intelligence as a meta-researcher

An international collective experimenting between art and science. A multidisciplinary educational organization to explore the origin and nature of life in the universe and the evolution of intelligence. The beginning of a wonderful friendship.

The Voice of the Future

As part of the ArtScience Residency Program enabled by the Art Collection Telekom artist Kyriaki Goni is working on a project that focuses on the voice of digital assistants and the problem of surveillance.

Martina Mara, Robopsychology JKU
Humans, robots and the future of work

We've pinned our hopes for the future on them, but also regard them with suspicion: Robots will soon be part of our daily lives.

How Digitization Moves Mountains

If we use smartphones for an average of only two years, then the resulting mining of raw materials should give us pause for thought. (German language)

Galaxies and black holes

What is the origin of life? What is the origin of the universe? Where do we come from and where are we going? Questions that have preoccupied mankind for millennia, and it doesn't look like they will be solved soon. For a wonderfully playful perspective, artists are now joining in.

Step into Space

Wanted: Our place in the universe. Found: A team that combines humans and AI to answer fundamental questions. Sarah Petkus and Mark J. Koch aim to educate artificial intelligence to become an individual.

Ali Nikrang
Digital Data in major and minor

Can machines create? As a key researcher and artist on the subject of Creative Intelligence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, he has been dealing with this question since many years. The algorithm is in his blood, Ali Nikrang is an expert in artificial intelligence and music.

How Machines See Music
Of rhythms and algorithms

They promise a future full of convenience and are said to surpass us humans in every respect quite soon. Artificial intelligence is already way ahead of us in many areas of competence. Just a few years ago, we thought that it was human creativity alone that distinguished the analogue from the digitally generated work. Because Mahler and Chopin cannot be replaced by algorithms. Or, can they?

In search of the evolution of intelligence in the universe

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence may make some people think of a funny guy in a bicycle basket, for others it has serious scientific relevance and is closely interwoven with research on artificial intelligence. Thinking off the beaten track helps in this multidisciplinary work.

Open Futurelab at Ars Electronica Festival 2020

Every year during the Ars Electronica Festival, the Ars Electronica Futurelab opens its gates for the public and invites festival visitors to get to know its latest research findings and collaborative projects in a special, interactive format called Open Futurelab. In this blog post, we want to give you an overview of what you can expect from this year’s Open Futurelab and how, when and where you can take part.

Strolling Between the Disciplines

The JKU campus as a place of encounter and as a place for projects that can only be discovered by strolling through the park and looking attentively into the air. JKU LIT @ Ars Electronica as well as the Garden Exhibition in Kepler's Garden on the JKU Campus feature playful projects that combine various disciplines.

How AI, Big Data and Machine Learning can also be used against the Corona virus

There are countless examples where AI is currently being used in the fight against the Corona virus and many companies, scientists and artists are working on similar plans. We exemplary present you some of these projects.

The future under the pillow

Of course we realize that we do not understand integral calculus better if we put the textbooks under the pillow on which we sleep. But it doesn't do any harm, does it?

Women in Media Arts: Does AI think like a (white) man?

"Women in Media Arts" is an Ars Electronica database specifically dedicated to women in media arts. In this series, we introduce you to female media artists and their work, starting with the question: Does AI think like a (White) man?