Hidden Layers @ KISD

AI & Design Conference, Köln International School of Design (KISD), Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne

When? June 12 – 15, 2024

Attendance is free of charge (no registration required)

Click the following Link for official webpage: https://hiddenlayers.de/

The event brings together a diverse group of experts to collectively discuss and learn about artificial intelligence in design. Organized by the research project KITeGG on design and AI, it combines a public program of talks, an exhibition and workshops with internal meetings of the five art and design schools involved in the project.

Thematically, Hidden Layers addresses the black boxes of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) from a design perspective. What are the aesthetics, potentials, serendipities, biases, and dangers we find inside the hidden layers of deep neural networks and buried in big training data? How can we empower designers to build and use machine learning systems? How do we support a design practice that understands not only how to use these systems, but also why and when to use them – and when not to? The conference approaches these questions by focusing on two thematic threads: “AI, Code & Material” explores the entanglements of AI, objects, and people, with particular attention to the integration of product design, embedded AI systems, and new forms of use. “AI, Society & (Visual) Culture” seeks to reflect on the changes in the way we work and live that are affected by AI – from changes in cultural production and creative practices to changes in how we design the lives and labor of others.

see full program here: https://hiddenlayers.de/schedule/