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Ars Electronica has introduced a new focus on AI and art this year, and Experiential AI at Edinburgh Futures Institute features prominently in the programme.

Experiential AI at Edinburgh Futures Institute features in the programme of Ars Electronica this year.

Expert Workshop on AIxCulture
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Fri Sep 6, 2019
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Experiential AI: Entanglements – Fair, Moral and Transparent AI
13:30 – 15:00, Sun Sep 8, 2019
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GET.Inspired @ STARTS Day
13:00 – 14.30, Fri Sep 6, 2019
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Ars Electronica has introduced a new focus on AI and art this year, through the introduction of a new category in Prix Ars Electronica, a new performance programme on Music and AI, and a conference and workshop on AI and culture.

Experiential AI features prominently in the programme. The 2019 artist residency theme developed by the Experiential AI group in Edinburgh, FAIRNESS, MORALITY & TRANSPARENCY, will be explored in a conference event at Ars Electronica Festival.

Drew Hemment, Vaishak Belle, Dave Murray-Rust and Larissa Pschetz are speakers in an Experiential AI panel at the main conference event in Linz on Sunday 8 September 2019. Titled the European Forum for Digital Humanism, the conference will address optics around inclusive AI, bias research, and how we can make sure that emerging technologies will stay fair, responsible, explainable and humane.

Edinburgh Future Institute’s Drew Hemment will moderate a policy workshop on AI and culture on Thursday 5 September. The event for professionals working on this field forms a part of the AI Lab programme, with the aim to generate written policy recommendations.

Members of the Experiential AI will also speak at the INSPIRE session for STARTS – the European Commission’s programme on Science, Technology and the Arts.

Edinburgh Futures Institute is a partner in the AI Lab programme led by Ars Electronica. The Experiential AI group will host the 2019/20 Lighthouse Residency, and the open call for artists will be launched at the Ars Electronica festival.

Last year, at Ars Electronica 2018, Drew Hemment, who convenes Experiential AI at Edinburgh International Festival, was awarded a STARTS Prize Honorary Mention for the Citizen Sensing Toolkit. Hemment is also a member of the Leonardo community, which was awarded a Golden Nica in 2018. In the Festival programme, Hemment moderated and spoke at a workshop on Art and IoT presented by FutureEverything as a part of Ars Electronica 2018.

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