AI Infrastructures for Civil Society and the Arts

June 24, 2022

On Friday 24 June, we will participate in a Workshop on AI Infrastructures for Civil Society and the Arts organized by the Hardware Medienkunst Verein. The one-day virtual workshop discusses the need for a civil society AI infrastructure to provide computational capacity and processes for the fields of art, human rights, ecology, and political activism as a public task.

To this end, a number of contributors have been invited to highlight and discuss various aspects of a civic and artistic AI infrastructure in short presentations. The symposium results from the observation that many of the artists active in the field of AI rely on the infrastructures of Google, Amazon and Nvidia, and that a public AI infrastructure does not yet exist in Germany or Europe.

Paul’s contribution will take place in the final panel which seeks to examine “which approaches to solutions exist that respect principles of ‘digital sovereignty’ or non-commercial use of artificial intelligence infrastructures”. Paul’s intervention will focus on the possibility of Common Data Spaces that can nurture artistic practices and civil society activism. 

by: HMKV

Attendance of the symposium — which runs from 09:00h to 15:00h CEST — is free of charge but registration is required via

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