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What does Artificial Intelligence have to do with art and culture? Artists, cultural organisations and scientists come together to discuss the topic of Artificial Intelligence in the cultural sector. This program has been initiated by Goethe Institute. 

19:30 – 21:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance, RSVP via ticket link 

It is the solution to all our problems and the beginning of the end of all creativity - hardly any current technological development is so hyped and so controversially discussed at the same time as Artificial Intelligence.

But AI has long since ceased to be a pie in the sky and is now part of everyday life. This is no different in the cultural sector.  While art powered by AI comes under the hammer at major auction houses, AI is also used in many ways by cultural organisations, whether to make their own work easier or to provide the public with new experiences.

In recent years, the Netherlands have become a hub of AI developments. The start-up sector in particular is generating more and more new ideas and applications – that can be transported to the cultural sector. Where is AI already used by artists and cultural institutions? Which innovations bring do start-ups to the table? And what effects does the technological development have on cultural work?

Experts from the fields of art, culture and science will debate these among other questions.

With artist Sebastian Schmieg, Artist Dries Depoorter, Tomo Kihara (Waag Society), researcher media art Lia Carreira, Oliviana Bailey (Rockstart) and Olof van Winden (TodaysArt). 

This program has been initiated by Goethe Institute

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

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Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.