Panel 1 | Generator | Human+AI creativity in the arts
The accelerated development of AI has raised concerns over the possibility that it could supersede humans in every activity, including the quintessentially human ability of being creative. Machine learning research has shown that a computer programme can generate outputs that mimic an actual photograph, as well as drawings, music, or texts created by humans. It has therefore been suggested that AI can become creative by producing content that not only imitates, but innovates, potentially supplanting the artist’s role. This panel brings together visual artists, designers, creatives, theorists and cultural producers, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities in conceiving AI systems as self-sufficient creators or, conversely, as creation tools in the hands of a human artist.
What role should AI play in the creative process?
Panel 2 | Discriminator | Emancipated algorithms
What artificial intelligence knows and can do is determined by algorithms written by humans. Who writes them, for what purpose, what data is collected and which is excluded? Who owns the data in the data sets and in what way is this data used or even misused? We know that algorithms with which machines learn, thrive if there is a lot of digital data, preferably infinite, and that it is freely available. But we also know that a certain mutual trust must be established between data producers, users, and machines. At the same time, this is the limit at which different algorithms prove to be ethical or not, legitimate or disrupting, collaborative or exploitative. On the opposite side of the algorithm genesis lies the premise of the emancipated machines where the algorithms start evolving by themselves, developing their own logic that is different from what humans could possibly understand. Should we humans embrace this new form of cognition in our way of thinking or should we switch off these liberated machines? In this panel, experts from computer science and engineering will discuss making the current models more transparent and clearly understandable.
What do we expect from AI to be acceptable and empowering for our better future?
Programme - Tuesday 19 October 2021
10.00 : Foreword 'The Future of Living
10.05 : Keynote speaker Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico
10.45 : Introduction Panel 1 (Pau Alsina). With Mikael Fock, Špela Petrič, Anna Ridler.
11:35 : Q&A with the audience (moderator Pau Alsina)
11:50 : Live online talk with the participants of the Hackathon 'Hack-à-Deux'.
11.55 : End of the first panel. Presentation of Panel 2.
14.30 : Keynote Bruce Sterling (videoconference)
15.10 : Introduction Panel 2 (Marc Pons). With Vladan Joler, Marek Havrda, Juan C. Moreno and an AI researcher from Brussels.
16.15 : Q&A with the audience (moderator Marc Pons)
16.25 : End of the Panel. Announcement following day.
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
Level 1 ≤ 85 db
The symposium and hackathon take place in the framework of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and are organised with the support of EUNIC Global.
A €4 discount is offered if you buy a 2-day pass.
- EUNIC Brussels
- British Council Brussels
- Czech Centre in Brussels
- Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU
- Embassy of Spain to Belgium (SPAIN arts & culture)
- Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Belgium
- Embassy of the Principality of Andorra to Belgium
- European ARTificial Intelligence Lab
- Hungarian Cultural Institute - Brussels
- Instituto Cervantes
- Italian Cultural Institute
- Kapelica Gallery
- Kersnikova Institute
- Permanent Representation of SLovenia to the EU
- Permanent representatation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
- Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
- Wallonie-Bruxelles International
In the framework of
- The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union