AI culture lab

The AI lab sets out to explore the role and potential of AI in our shared futures, understanding AI systems both as technological and cultural phenomena. It adds humanities, artistic and citizen perspectives to the already existing excellent data and computing research practices at the Amsterdam Science Park. The AI lab develops research programmes, and prototypes practical tools for understanding and acting upon the ethical, cultural, psychological and philosophical dimensions of AI. It brings together artists, scientists, citizens and entrepreneurs to share ideas, pursue research and foster new, civic applications of this major new technology.

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Position paper Biased-by-default

The position paper Biased-by-default describes points of departure for Waag’s AI Culture lab, marking territories for further research by raising questions, issues and hypotheses. By exploring the historical context and cultural assumptions of AI, this paper proposes a non-modern framework through which to understand and develop this ‘general purpose’ technology.

author: Chris Julien, co-authors: Tom Demeyer, Stefano Bocconi
full paper : Biased-by-default (pdf)

Wiki for artistic research practices in AI

As part of the AI culture lab, Waag developed a wiki for artistic research practices in the field of AI. Artists and researchers can browse through earlier projects and use curated and conventional datasets for their own research practice.