Expert talk Richard Heininger and Claudia Kaar: Making meets Education

Many students are not happy when sitting in a classroom just listening to teachers. Students are eager to experience what they learn. They want to touch, feel, and experiment. When we as educators want to motivate students for insightful capacity building, we should think about having fun generating knowledge. In our classes, students are allowed to

Workshop Sepp Hochreiter: Deep Learning and Art

Deep Learning has emerged as one of the most successful fields of artificial intelligence with overwhelming success in industrial speech, language and vision benchmarks. Consequently it evolved into the central field of research for IT giants like Google, facebook, Microsoft, Baidu, and Amazon. Deep Learning is founded on novel neural network techniques, the recent availability

Keynote Maria Spindler and Christian Stary: Embracing Artificial & Human Intelligences

  Abstract An epistemologist and consultant will have an analytic discourse with an engineer on how to manifest utopia in terms of new qualities, when (inter)facing AI with human capabilities. Is the future populated by robots helping us, or driven by co-creating and co-leading, when we emerge towards a new (trans)humanspecies. A blueprint of this species,

Art Stream Suzy Adra: Robots and Imagination

Suzy Adra, United States. Trained as an archaeologist and certified as archivist she will demonstrate an organic live painting daily, that comes through her psyche, without previous preparation, something that AI cannot do- as AI does not have a psyche, even when programmed. Participants are welcome to join in and work on their own piece or

Art Stream Shima Maya Beigi: Exploring the psycho-techno-eco-mystical interface of human-machine with Mindfulness Engineering

Shima Maya Beigi is a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. The founder of Mindfulness Engineering™ is dedicated and passionate about linking subtle fields of information, emotional, technical field of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology. She believes, that technology connects. But, it is this human spirit that transforms our technological platforms into an inclusive space

Learning Hubs by JKU students

Learning Hubs are designed by JKU students to share interactively learning experiences in digital production. So far, the following Learning Hubs are planned: Learning Hub 1: 3D Scan and Printing for Newbies 3D Printing opens up many possibilities in all areas of life. With 3D scanning, you do not need to design from scratch. This

Keynote Claudia Schnugg: Art, Science and Technology, Creating Future Realities

Abstract Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are essential for answering important challenges of our time. Bringing art into the mix adds qualities, scientific and social research only barely cover. For example, artistic practices and knowledge can bring new sensory, experiential and contextual elements, change perspectives, or imagine new future scenarios. Scientific groups and corporate organizations are

Keynote Johannes Braumann: Creative Robotics – Merging Robotics, AI and Craft Knowledge

Abstract We consider robots as an interface between the digital and the physical world – they enable code and software to suddenly influence our “analogue” environment. Industrial robots were present almost exclusively in industrial mass production for a long time. Today, there are easy-to-use software tools that open up the methods of robotics for small

Workshop Michael Schrefl: Beyond Business Analytics

Business Analytics goes beyond mere reporting and data analysis. Data drive decisions. Interactive analysis tools and AI techniques are used to gain insight from past business performance and to apply insights when continuously monitoring business operations to pro-actively drive decisions on the management of individual business cases and the re-planning of overall business operations. The

Workshop Stefan Doblhofer: Alexa, what should we do today?

Stefan Doblhofer is founder of the International Leadership company. He is also a restless creator of simulations and management games, a university fellow (Warwick/UK and Graz/Austria) and frequent writer on management and leadership topics. He works all over Europe, in the US and in East Asia, and sometimes also in Latin America and Africa. See the

Workshop Tova Averbuch and Tonnie van der Zouwen: HeArtIficial Intelligence

We want to add the ‘heart’ to the connection of Art and Artificial Intelligence. In this workshop you will experience how the art of inviting for collaboration is essential for making meaning regarding digitization. Tova Averbuch is a 40 years senior Organization Development (OD) consultant, a designer of break-through processes, facilitator, teacher and writer. Brought