A creative challenge with AIs and humans
Homeschooling, distance learning and social distancing bring our society into close contact with Artificial Intelligences in everyday life. We use it, we rely on it, but most of the time, we don’t recognize it. This international challenge is aimed at experimenting with AI by exploring the limits of humanness and robotness. What are the main differences between us and algorithms? How can we reveal AI technologies in our everyday lives and “make fun of them” or even use them as creative tools?
“AI vs humans” doesn’t have a winner. In the challenge, speed or IQ won’t be compared – the project will come up with new ways of bringing the two species closer to each other. Humans might learn new things about the nature of Artificial Intelligences – and AI might recognize its inability to fully replace humans …
The international network of create your world (AT), mb21 (DE) and <19 (HU) as well as ArtechLAB Amsterdam (NL) are all exploring different aspects of digitization through the eyes of youth and from the perspective of education. The challenge is a direct reaction to challenges posed to their longstanding youth exchange project by the global pandemic. With this new, fully online format, they aim to motivate participants to think about AI as a society-forming force in the most accessible way possible.
The international youth encounter project is a very successful format of Ars Electronica. create your world cooperates with various partner institutions (media art festivals, educational institutions and competitions in the youth sector) from the European region in order to invite and bring together young people from different regions for a cultural and artistic exchange.
All of the participants come with individual competencies and expertise to develop and implement a joint project over the period from June to August 2021, which in turn will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival.
On the occasion of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021, introductory lectures by experts, creative workshops, individual or group work and presentation opportunities were held on the project title *I am (not) a robot – Creative challenge with AIs and humans*, as well as accompanying mentorship.
This project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport in the framework
of the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab.