Gestaltungsmaschine: AI for Good goes Berlin

Gestaltungsmaschine: AI for Good goes Berlin

Artificial Affinity 2019

Artificial Affinity 2019

As part of the art show at the United Nations AI for Good Global Summit 2019, STATE and Kompetenzzentrum für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft presented an exhibition showing artistic visions of a sustainable future with artificial intelligence in which AI expands human creativity and helps inspire and create positive impact. Returning to Berlin, the artworks Artificial Affinity and UNFINISHED are shown as part of Field Experiments at STATE Studio.

Roman Lipski credit: Rowan Farrel

Roman Lipski credit: Rowan Farrel

UNFINISHED is a work by painter Roman Lipski, artist collective YQP and AI developers from Birds on Mars. As part of a neverending creative dialogue between man and machine, an AI is used to assist the painter as a muse and source of inspiration. Extrapolating from today’s possibilities in AI and the life sciences, Artificial Affinity by Sascha Pohflepp, Casper Boehme, Joy Belgassem, Anneke von Holst, Frederike Kintscher, Yun Kuo and Felix Rasehorn, in collaboration with the Berlin Museum of Natural History, is a speculation on how we could aid wild species in more rapidly adapting to anthropocentric environments and vice-versa.

While AI technologies offer artists and creatives a range of exciting new tools and opportunities, it is in the creation of contexts and the negotiation of what matters to us where true meaning of the work of artists starts to emerge. As the development of AI raises an array of important questions and challenges, we need skilled translators and facilitators to allow us to reflect and inspire . Hence, a discourse must include as many voices as possible in order to identify positive visions of how AI may be used for our maximum benefit and to avoid dangerous pitfalls.

Program:

Opening 18 June, from 6:30 pm
Retrospective AI for Good and introduction by the artists 6:30 - 7:30 pm
with contributions by Christian “Mio” Loclair and Roman Lipski
Music and Drinks 7:30 pm


About AI for Good and Gestaltungsmaschine

On invitation of the International Telecommunication Unit (ITU) of the United Nations, STATE presented in partnership with and Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes selected results of Gestaltungsmaschine Innovationcamp at the AI for Good Conference, the leading United Nations platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI. The exhibition featured works by Christian “Mio” Loclair, Roman Lipski and Sascha Pohflepp and his team. Gestaltungsmaschine took place from 28 to 31 May in Geneva.

All artists shown in the exhibition formed part of the recent AI Innovationcamp, an initiative by the Kompetenzzentrum für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft, the German Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries, in collaboration with STATE, and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, with the mission to explore and highlight the role of artists and creatives in AI development.

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