If you enter the keyword “Artificial Intelligence” in the Google image search today, you look at a homogeneous blue wall of graphics that depict AI as humanoid robots. Most of the time these robots are white and inexplicably sexualized. Often bundles of cables come out of their heads or they sit in front of computers that they operate on keyboards. Of course, this has nothing to do with the AI systems that science and industry create. The imagery for artificial intelligence is in a crisis! When are metaphors appropriate in visual language and when do they reinforce existing myths and misinformation?
Designers spoke on May 14, 2021 Amelie Goldfuß , Alexa Steinbrück from the XLab at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle and Michael Pfister , Head of picture editing at ZEIT Online in the context of an interactive live stream followed by an audience discussion on the subject of “AI & Culture: The Imagery of Artificial Intelligence”
The Lecture series “We need to talk about AI” is initiated by KI & Wir *, the Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Social Justice, and is a cooperation with the universities of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The initiative is funded by the Ministry of Economics, Science and Digitization of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.