Programme of the Junge Akademie in Room 230 (2nd floor)
The Enlightenment placed the human being at the centre of the world. In the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Anthropocene, however, the category of the human is increasingly being called into question. Technological innovations, above all artificial intelligence, can be interpreted both as the salvation and the downfall of the human being. Can the concept of enlightenment still be applied to such technology? Are we witnessing a triumph of enlightenment with previously unimagined possibilities of thought and action? Or is the exact opposite the case: are we watching ourselves as human beings abolishing the human condition? These and other questions will be addressed by the ten new members of Die Junge Akademie together with the visitors to the Salon in three interactive formats.
7 pm - Language
In the context of AI and language, the question arises to what extent the use of AI-based text generation systems changes language and communication and whether this has an impact on the critical and independent expressiveness of humans. Can AI possibly offer us new insights and knowledge or will it lead us to a new level of automation and dependency on machine thinking?
8 pm - Images
In the context of AI and image, the question arises whether AI is able to generate images and artworks that are on par with human abilities. Can AI understand the meaning of artistic expression and art in social contexts? Can we discover new forms of artistic expression through AI or does its use in this field lead to the devaluation of human creativity and reproduction of societal discriminations?
9 pm - Music
In the context of AI and music, the question finally arises whether AI is able to make creative decisions and create compositions that can compete with the human ability to produce music. Are there differences here in terms of specific genres or musical styles? And what significance does AI have for the development of music as an art form and as part of our cultural identity?
10 pm - Free exchange
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