European ARTificial Intelligence Lab

The latest developments in artificial intelligence truly are astonishing, and they will soon be advancing exponentially with the increasing scientific and economic power that are invested by the big companies. Deep learning, self-learning neuronal networks, autonomous mobile robots and smart digital assistants—they all have undoubtedly the potential to be the next big game changers. The European ARTificial Intelligence Lab will bring AI related scientific and technological topics to general citizens and art audiences in order to contribute to a critical and reflective society. The project will be focusing on aspects beyond the technological and economic horizon to scrutinize cultural, psychological, philosophical and spiritual aspects. From the perspective of 13 major cultural operators in Europe (Ars Electronica, Center for promotion of science, Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, Laboral, Kapelica Gallery, Science Gallery Dublin, Onassis Cultural Center, culturyard / clickfestival, GLUON, Haxagon Scene National Art Sciences, SOU Festival, le lieu unique, Waag Society), the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab centers visions, expectations and fears that we associate with the conception of a future, all-encompassing artificial intelligence. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies triggered a wide interest from professionals from other industry disciplines. The European ARTificial Intelligence Lab will foster the position of artists regarding their exploitation of new business models, activity fields and professional networks. An extensive activity programme in the form of exhibitions, labs, workshops, conferences, talks, performances, concerts, mentorings and residencies will foster interdisciplinary work, transnational mobility and intercultural exchange. In total, the project will realize 211 activities such as 26 residencies, 22 exhibitions, 101 workshops, 9 performances and 52 discursive programs.