AI technologies have been around for a long time, but it is only recently that we’ve had a chance to experience some of these tools ourselves in our daily lives. For instance, with ChatGPT, an advanced and exponentially popular AI chatbot, and with AI image generators such as DALL-E and Midjourney. Now that we have had the opportunity to personally collaborate with AI through image, text and audio generating tools, ethical and socio-political questions have started to surface about what it means to co-create with AI. How will these advancements in AI technologies reshape and reconfigure our daily lives? During this special evening it is time to reflect on AI and take on some new approaches to co-creation.
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This evening we combine the joy of generating images with the thrill of a rap battle by having a prompt battle. Instead of coming up with pulverising bars about your opponent, a prompt battle challenges you to generate an image using AI text-to-image software that goes way harder than your rival’s. During this event seven artists, designers, writers, and researchers, and one lucky member from the audience, will battle it out on stage to see who can create the most original, funniest, or weirdest AI generated image. Before the onslaught of prompts begins, we will have a lecture by researcher Mariana Fernández Mora. She will speak on AI and intimacy, co-writing with algorithms and the notion of co-production of knowledge with large-scale language models. Mariana’s talk will be accompanied by ad-lib prompted slides by Liza Federmesser.
About the speaker
Mariana Fernandez Mora is an artist, writer, researcher, feminist and the current editor at ARIAS Amsterdam and leading the A.I. thematic line over there. Her practice intersects the fields of performance, linguistics and technology. She is fascinated by fictional archives, piles of stuff, hedges, memes, guinea pigs and PowerPoints. Currently, she is focused on researching A.I., language and our intimate and sometimes problematic relationship with technology.