Artificial Intelligence - Ars Electronica Festival 2017

Ars Electronica Festival - dedicated to art, technology and society © Ars Electronica / Christopher Sonnleitner Ars Electronica Festival - dedicated to art, technology and society © Ars Electronica / Christopher Sonnleitner

September 7-11, 2017

At the beginning of September Linz will again be a hotspot for media arts. The Ars Electronica Festival is dedicated to art, technology and society. It will show projects from media artists from all over the world. The theme of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival is Artificial Intelligence – The Other I.

But what can we expect about artificial intelligence? Is it a gigantic job eliminator, the next step in evolution, or maybe the source of redemptive systems that develop new medications for us and operate on us, that invest and multiply our capital, and that even make better business executives because the boss is finally a more rational decision-maker? Artificial intelligence has many faces and they’re sure to pay attention to us all.

The Ars Electronica Festival is not only focusing on the technological and economic horizon but also scrutinizes cultural, psychological, philosophical and spiritual aspects. Our urge to create a perfect likeness of ourselves and our fear of someday being overthrown by that very creature intertwine in our vision of artificial intelligence to an extent unmatched by any other technology. Artificial intelligence is thus the perfect projection surface upon which to consider the images of human beings and worldviews that are widespread in this Digital Age today. Together with artists, scientists, scholars and experts in business, politics and religion, this year’s Ars Electronica Festival will endeavor to ascertain which of our fears are justified and which are just manifestations of our ambivalent attitude towards technology.

 

Ars Electronica Festival 2017

Theme: Artificial Intelligence - The Other I
Date: September 7-11, 2017
Venues: venues are located right downtown, just a few minutes’ walk or a few streetcar stops from each other
Tickets: tickets@aec.at or via phone +43 699 1778 1592
More Information: www.aec.at/ai