Symbiotic AI
Butterfly in an animated environment.
Fri, November 10, 2023 5 pm – 7 pm CET, Workshop
Fully booked
Language: English

The Tech industry increasingly relies on artificial intelligence (AI) for climate change solutions. How can ecosystems of the future look like and which role can AI serve within them?

In the workshop, participants play a fictional scenario and take on the role of seven non-human characters, such as a hedgehog, a moss fungus or a butterfly, and develop a symbiotic community together. This is based on two climate scenarios predicted by an AI that threaten the ecosystem. In two game rounds, the players re-distribute resources and establish new symbiotic relationships among themselves. Will they manage to survive?

Symbiosis AI came from a year-long project consisting of a role-play workshop and a simulated environment. In this fictional scenario, a weather forecast artificial intelligence forms symbiotic relationships with the ecosystem to survive climate change. The output will be new maps of symbiosis co-created with all participants.

This workshop is part of the exhibition »Driving the Human. Seven Prototypes for Eco-Social Renewal«, Part 3: »Speculative Ecosystems and Interspecies Collaborations«.

No previous experience is necessary. For adults.

Contributers: Iris QU Xiaoyu, Chao Hui Tu

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

The project »The Backpack of Wings: Sensory Network«  is part of the artistic-scientific collaboration project »Driving the Human. Seven Prototypes for Eco-Social Renewal«, which is on display in three parts at ZKM from June 17 – November 26, 2023.»

»Driving the Human« is a collaboration project of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), Forecast Berlin, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG) and the ZKM | Karlsruhe.

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