This years Ars Electronica Festival theme is the all present topic of Artificial Intelligence. The Ars Electronica Festival 2017 theme “Artificial Intelligence – The Other I.” focuses on the cultural, psychological, philosophical and spiritual aspects of AI.
As an media and art festival by definition that often uncovers the philosophical background of popular trends and hypes, this years Festival takes up the challenge of looking behind the cultural aspects of the ever-present topic of AI.
The discussion on AI, as the festival title already suggests will bring us a critical discourse on our own identity and existence.
Is AI killing our jobs and taking over many of our traditional working domains, similar to the industrial revolution in the 18th century?
How do we deal with digital personalities or with the social impact of smart machines handling many parts of our daily lives?
The Ars Electronica Festival also questions the acceptance of such super machines and if humans will ever be able to accept them?
Visit the festival in POSTCITY Linz, September 7-11, 2017.