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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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” 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?
Everyone talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI) – but what exactly is it? This glossary shows and explains the most important terms of the world of AI and connects them with examples from the Ars Electronica Center.
On the basis of anonymised mobile phone data, the Austrian company Invenium is creating movement analyses to help the crisis team to check the effectiveness of the measures taken against the Corona virus. But many citizens are concerned about the protection of their data.
Our world is becoming more and more entangled. Financial markets where bots trade endlessly with other bots, social media algorithms that control what narrative we follow, deep fakes that make us doubt even our own senses. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find out where human influence lies in the process of AI.
We looked at several examples of how Artificial Intelligence, Big Data or Machine Learning are used in the containment of the coronavirus, and the problems, opportunities and challenges they present.
Ein “Donkey Car” ist ein selbstfahrendes Auto im Miniformat, ein ferngesteuertes Auto, das trainiert wird, um eigenständig einen Parcours bewältigen zu können. Im Rahmen der Themenwochen KI findet der Open Workshop “Donkey Training” statt, bei dem BesucherInnen mithilfe Künstlicher Intelligenz einem Roboauto das autonome Fahren beibringen können. Wir haben eine Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für euch zusammengestellt, wie…
We tried for you how to compose music with the Deep Neural Network “MuseNet” from OpenAI and made a step-by-step guide based on it. If you want to learn more about composing music using AI, you should visit the Open Soundstudio at the Ars Electronica Center and participate in the “MuseNet Special” workshop.
Shortly before Christmas, Katharina Hof, cultural mediator at the Ars Electronica Center, gave a lecture entitled “Anatomy of an AI System” to roughly 500 students at the HTL Neufelden. How it happened and what the lecture was about was revealed to us by the school’s director, Walter Jungwirth.
Digitalisation is on everyone’s mind. Artificial intelligence surrounds us in many everyday situations and moves into our most intimate living spaces. Everything is connected, we are constantly online. Is there still a life without the World Wide Web? Why shop yourself when the refrigerator can do it alone? Of the comforts and dangers of a…
Can Artificial Intelligence help to help refugees? Or is it the next step in evolution with which technology takes our place? These and similar questions were posed by the participants of a workshop on Artificial Intelligence that they won at the ZusammenHelfen conference at the Ars Electronica Festival.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s “ShadowGAN” project is part of the “human (un)limited” exhibition series currently on show in Beijing, Seoul and Moscow until the end of February. The focus is not on technology as such, but on the human being itself, including its weaknesses and strengths and its eternal search for a place in the…
He is considered one of the most influential contemporary artists in China. On November 2, 2019, Qiu Zhijie of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, together with the Design Society and his curator colleague Martin Honzik of Ars Electronica, will open the new exhibition “40 Years of Humanizing Technology” in Shenzhen.
Artificial intelligence is one of the top topics of our time – it is not reserved for an intellectual elite, but reaches up to the regulars’ tables. Just as it will influence our living environment, everyone should feel compelled to have a say and participate in decisions. Best in Edinburgh and Linz!
Hugues Vinet, head of research activities at IRCAM, told us in an interview how the world’s largest research centre dedicated to both musical expression and scientific research works, why AI has social relevance and what role he and his team will play at the festival.
At the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival, the tenth symphony by Gustav Mahler will be performed at the Big Concert Night (FRI, Sept. 6). Why this is extraordinary? The composer never finished it – together with an artificially intelligent algorithm, Ali Nikrang, Key Researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, has now completed the piece. In an…
Volkmar Klien, co-curator of the AIxMusic Festival as well as of the Sonic Saturday at the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival, on the relationship between AI and music.
For the new exhibition “Understanding AI” at the Ars Electronica Center, a team of researchers, artists, and developers from Ars Electronica Futurelab designed installations that explain how artificial intelligence actually works. Learn more about it in this interview.