July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

Long night of artificial intelligence: Can you write me a poem, Siri?

Stuttgart Science Festival

July 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. (CEST)

Artificial Intelligence has long been part of art. Self-learning machines compose, paint, and write poems, or even the 8th book in the Harry Potter series. But what does this mean for our understanding of art and creativity, original and copy, work and “masterpiece”? Complex questions of attribution and copywrite issues fuel this debate. Does the machine surrender its copywrite rights to the programmer of the algorithm or the group of artists that use it? And do we read a poem differently when we know that it is based on an algorithm? Is art as we know it becoming obsolete? There is a lot of room for nuances in the space between artificial and artistic intelligence.

Guests include Dietmar Dath, author, translator, lyricist and dramatist (to be confirmed); Sandra Richter, a literary scholar and director of the German Literary Archives in Marbach; the philosopher Eva Weber-Guskar; Dieter Mersch, director of the Institute of Theory at Zurich University of the Artsr [lr1] ; and a surprise guest from Cyber Valley.

Entry fees: 12,-/10,-/6 euros
Event language: German

This event is organized by the Literaturhaus Stuttgart, the International Center for Culture and Technological Research (IZKT) at the University of Stuttgart and DLA Marbach. 

This event is part of the Stuttgart Science Festival “Smart and Clever”.


Literaturhaus Stuttgart
Breitscheidstraße 4
70174   Stuttgart
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