Workshop Tonnie van der Zouwen: HeArtIficial Intelligence, exploring the future of AI

16 November 2019, 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, including coffee break, Floor 2 – Lovelace

From the central theme Artificial intelligence and digitization we want to add the ‘heart’. We place the focus on what makes us human and how we want to connect to the world (animals, plants, things, earth). In a collective storytelling and collective harvesting experience we explored intelligence in 2069, when we developed our full potential as human being. We created images of the future, inviting as many senses and capabilities as possible: pictures, music, smell, taste, dance, imagination, talking, play. The workshop created more awareness of the differences we make, from what perspectives we look at our world and at intelligence.

The workshop is based on principles of Participative Action Research. See pdf of the workshop design

Flow of the workshop

Follow the flow of the workshop in this 1-minute video:

Videos with images of the future

The three videos with presentations of images of the future are available here:

Earth overshoot day in 2069, a tribunal for Mother Earth, humans and Artifical Intelligence:

How Artificial Intelligence will make life easier in 2069:

A normal day in 2069:


Tonnie van der Zouwen PhD MCM is a professor for Sustainable Working and Organising at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and also works as an independent organisational consultant. She is a specialist in whole system work and action research for sustainable development. Tonnie holds degrees in Environmental Biology, Change Management  and Organisation. Website


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