AI Monday Berlin on 12.09.22 at Berghain: Imagining the future of AI-human interaction

The next AI Monday Berlin will be special: Together with Light Art Space (LAS), we invite the Berlin based AI community to an exclusive visit of “Life after BOB” followed by a panel discussion and get-together at the Halle am Berghain. Tickets are now available!

Life After BOB: The Chalice Study is a 50-minute narrative animation, that presents an imagined future of AI-human interaction. For this major exhibition, Cheng will bring his animation into the physical plane for the first time, creating a mesmerising new environment that will allow visitors to materially inhabit the psychological thematics, lore and world of Life After BOB.

Set in “a great anomic era” Life After BOB is an episodic anime series that imagines a future world in which AI entities co-inhabit human minds. In the first episode, The Chalice Study, neural engineer Dr. Wong has installed an experimental AI named BOB (“Bag of Beliefs”) into the nervous system of his 10-year-old daughter Chalice. Designed to guide Chalice through the challenges of growing up in a chaotic world, BOB negotiates more and more of life’s conflicts on Chalice’s behalf, while Chalice atrophies in her own fantasies. As Dr. Wong begins to favour the BOB side of his daughter, and as BOB threatens to do the job of living Chalice’s life better than her, Chalice jealously wonders what is left for her classic human self to do?

EVENT DETAILS

What?

Following the screening of Life After Bob, three crisp presentations incl. Q&A. Afterwards we will discuss with the Berlin AI community the interaction between humans and machines, what developments we can expect in the future and what challenges still lie ahead.

Who?

AI curious people, change leaders, businesses with passion for data and disruption.

Why?

Share AI-knowledge, exchange and encourage each other on our change journeys.

Where?

Halle am Berghain
(entrance Rüdersdorfer Straße).

10243 Berlin
Map

When?

Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
6:00 p.m.

What Not!

No Sales Pitches. No Math lectures or deep tech dives. No shallow consulting or marketing talks.



Limited and discounted tickets
Tickets for AI Monday Berlin at Berghain are now available online. The number of tickets is strictly limited, the price is 10 EUR.




SPEAKERS

Rahel Flechtner

Researcher at DFKI and the Interaction Design Lab at FH Potsdam. Guest professor “Creative AI & Design” at HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd.

As an industrial and interaction designer, Rahel’s professional enthusiasm lies in the creative tension between the physical and the digital. Since 2013 she has worked for different design studios and research institutions, such as the Design Research Lab, where she worked on interactive surfaces and new ways of human-machine collaboration. In 2019, she joined the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and got fascinated by the question of how AI can influence human-computer interaction and Design. Currently, she is working at the “Interaction Design Lab” at the FH Potsdam, where she is researching the potential of technologies such as virtual reality and AI for people affected by social anxiety disorders. In October 2022, she will join the HfG schwäbisch Gmünd as a guest professor for creative AI and Design.

Florian Dohmann

Florian Dohmann

Founder & Chief Creative, Birds on Mars

Florian Dohmann is Founder and Chief Creative of Birds on Mars, a new generation consultancy and AI agency where he and his team help organizations to explore the in-betweens of human creativity, machine intelligence and organizational identity. Florian is an expert for data, artificial intelligence & digital change, Intelligence Architect and creative. He is a computer scientist, IBM disciple, keynote speaker, guest lecturer at various universities and co-inventor of the artificial muse. He is also part of the artist collective YQP LA/Berlin. In their artistic work, they explore the human value in our digital world and merge technology with interactive storytelling.

Surjo Soekadar

Prof. Dr. med. Surjo Soekadar (TBC)

Head of FB Translation and Neurotechnology, Head of AG Clinical Neurotechnology, Charité Berlin

Surjo explores how neurotechnologies can be used in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. Neurotechnologies are technical and computer-aided tools that analyse brain signals or are able to change brain activity in a targeted way. His research to date has enabled paraplegics, for example, to eat and drink independently using a brain-controlled hand exoskeleton. Surjo and his team are currently developing the next generation of brain-machine interfaces that combine real-time analysis of brain states with non-invasive brain stimulation.







EVENT PARTNER

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT PARTNER FOR SUPPORTING THIS EVENT


KIEZ AI

About LAS


LAS is a Berlin-based art foundation that brings together art, technology and science. Committed to new ways of presenting art, LAS commissions experimental projects, both physical and digital, in unconventional spaces. LAS is dedicated to future thinking and light is the foundation’s guiding principle – a symbol of imagination, discovery and innovation. Art should be accessible to all. With this in mind, LAS is committed to commissioning and presenting engaging experiences that are relevant to our communities and our times. Light is a leitmotif for the programme that features contemporary, pioneering and emerging artists involved in a variety of events, exhibitions, publications and digital projects. The open and interdisciplinary platform fosters a future-led approach that challenges our perception of the present and stimulates future imaginaries. As the foundation grows, LAS looks to build a new institutional model that plays a role in shaping our future and which will be grounded in a permanent home in Berlin.



The Organizers

Maya Ebeling

KI Community builder & Event Manager for AI Startups

Maya Ebeling is the Event & Accelerator Manager at K.I.E.Z. – the Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship Center. She has studied Business Administration and Sales Management and worked in the fields of project management, Digital Sales and LinkedIn consulting. Besides traveling the world to get to know cultures and people, now her mission is to create an AI community in Berlin to connect not only AI founders but also the ecosystem and relevant stakeholders.

Philipp Günther

AI Innovation Manager – Berlin Partner

Philipp Günther is AI Innovation Manager at Berlin Partner. He initiates innovation projects and organizes events and workshops to expand the regional AI community. To create a strong network, he connects start-ups, companies and research institutions that are open for collaboration. He creates visibility for the AI ecosystem as a speaker at conferences and via the ki-berlin.de website. Philipp joined the AI Monday team in 2021 as a co-organizer of the Berlin chapter.

Andreas Schepers

Head of Communications DFKI Berlin

Andreas is a communications manager with a passion for digital communications and digital transformation. In his current role as Head of Communications of the Berlin site of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) he is responsible for the communications of one of Europe’s most exciting AI labs in one of Europe’s greatest cities. Andreas worked in France and in Germany as an information designer, project manager, university lecturer, and as communications and social media manager for start-ups, large media corporations and internationally renowned research organisations at the intersection of world-class academia, research, industry, and the public sector in the fields of artificial intelligence and space flight.