The Post-Binary asks about a future which is emerging right now. With software becoming smarter and robots ever more versatile, innovation and automation become seemingly omnipresent in large aspects of our lives. Although many applications such as self-driving cars, AI systems for clinical diagnostics or seemless augmented reality are still under development, there is evidently immense potential to shake up the status quo – for better or for worse. The question is: How do we use our new toolboxes? And what will human life be like when AI and its applications permeate society?

The Post-Binary aims at illuminating the role that AI plays in both art and society today and attempts to afford a glimpse of how this role might evolve. To this end we will hear from key figures of the scene, who will offer us their perspectives and elaborate upon their contributions to the field(s).

WORKSHOPS

For a broader understanding of the complex topic of artificial intelligence we will host two workshops before the conference day. The workshops aim to provide an introduction to machine learning. They should show limits and possibilities of the technology and create a solid general understanding for the conference day. Two days before the conference there will be an entry level workshop and the day before the conference a slightly more advanced workshop will be offered. We currently plan to provide workshops on:

UNITY3D MACHINE LEARNING AGENTS Since machine learning can be implemented in the Unity3D game engine, it is possible to get into it comparatively easy and with quick and interactive results.

EVOLUTIONARY AI The advanced workshop covers all basics of co-evolutionary systems and builds up a Reinforcement Pong demo that will be parallelized and integrated into an Evolutionary Epoche-based unsupervised system.

Speakers

S. M. Ali Eslami is a staff research scientist at DeepMind. His research is focused on getting computers to learn generative models of images that not only produce good samples but also good explanations.. Read more
S. M. Ali Eslami is a staff research scientist at DeepMind. His research is focused on getting computers to learn generative models of images that not only produce good samples but also good explanations for their observations. Prior to this, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. He did his PhD in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, during which he was also a visiting researcher in the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford.
www.arkitus.com
Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who lives and works in London. She has degrees from the Royal College of Art, Oxford University, University of Arts London and have shown at a variety of cultural.. Read more
Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who lives and works in London. She has degrees from the Royal College of Art, Oxford University, University of Arts London and have shown at a variety of cultural institutions and galleries including Ars Electronica, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence, Tate Modern and the V&A. She is a recipient of this year's European Media Art Program and the winner of the 2018-2019 Dare Art Prize. She has been commissioned by Opera North, Live Cinema UK and Impakt Festival to create works. She is interested in working with collections of information or data, particularly self-generated data sets, to create new and unusual narratives in a variety of mediums, and how new technologies, such as machine learning, can be used to translate them to an audience. She is currently working with and researching the creative potential of machine learning, and how it relates to drawing and painting. www.annaridler.com
Director of Frankfurter Kunstverein since 2014. Founding director of the Center of Contemporary Culture Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (2007–2014). Head of department Digital Art and Culture.. Read more
Director of Frankfurter Kunstverein since 2014. Founding director of the Center of Contemporary Culture Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (2007–2014). Head of department Digital Art and Culture at MAK, Frankfurt (2000–2003), freelance curator at Transmediale Festival, Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, mumok, Vienna and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, a. o. (1996–2006). www.fkv.de
Luba Elliott is a curator, artist and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries.  She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest.. Read more
Luba Elliott is a curator, artist and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in the creative industries.  She is currently working to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through monthly meetups, talks and tech demonstrations. This year, she is curating Impakt Festival in October, themed on post-truth and AI. As curator, she organised workshops and exhibitions on art and AI for The Photographers’ Gallery, the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Google. www.elluba.com
Mario Klingemann is an artist working with algorithms and data. He explores the possibilities that machine learning and artificial intelligence offer in understanding how creativity, culture and their.. Read more
Mario Klingemann is an artist working with algorithms and data. He explores the possibilities that machine learning and artificial intelligence offer in understanding how creativity, culture and their perception work and incorporates latest scientific research in his generative art practice. An important part of his investigations are digital cultural archives like the British Library's, the Internet Archive's or the collection of the Google Arts & Culture where he currently is artist in residence.
He is a regular speaker on international art, design and media festivals, winner of the 2015 creative award of the British Library and his works have been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, Mediacity Biennale Seoul, the Photographers Gallery, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Met and the MoMA, New York.
Sascha Pohflepp is an artist and design researcher whose work has been known to probe the role of technology in our efforts to understand and influence our environment. His interest extends across both.. Read more
Sascha Pohflepp is an artist and design researcher whose work has been known to probe the role of technology in our efforts to understand and influence our environment. His interest extends across both historical aspects and visions of the future and his practice often involves collaboration with other artists and researchers. Notable exhibitions include Talk To Me at MoMA New York, Micro Impact at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam and The House in the Sky at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works. Living and working between Berlin and La Jolla, CA, he is currently pursuing a PhD in art practice at the University of California, San Diego as fellow of the Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). www.pohflepp.net

Workshop Hosts

Practical AI Engineer that specializes in large-scale co-evolutionary decision making systems. Kind of fell in love with Backpropagated ES/HyperNEAT+Instinct for autonomous neural architecture search.. Read more
Practical AI Engineer that specializes in large-scale co-evolutionary decision making systems. Kind of fell in love with Backpropagated ES/HyperNEAT+Instinct for autonomous neural architecture search applications while building up the lychee.js Engine which tries to automate the generation of code and software by analyzing everything in flow graphs. Loves Open Source, too. Everything that's not in a legal limbo is available on his github profile.   http://cookie.engineer
Manuel is an artist, curator and designer with a tendency towards technology. His most recent exhibitions at Frankfurter Kunstverein and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf were using virtual reality to extend the.. Read more

Manuel is an artist, curator and designer with a tendency towards technology. His most recent exhibitions at Frankfurter Kunstverein and NRW-Forum Düsseldorf were using virtual reality to extend the exhibitions spaces. At the moment he’s working on the intersection of VR and artificial intelligence.

www.manuelrossner.de

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