The “AI Forest” is an artificial indoor forest and interactive game environment that was first presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 in Linz, Austria. The task of visitors was to find ten haptic mushroom models in the bushes and scan them using a tablet. The virtual basket had to be filled with as many different edible species as possible. An artificially intelligent mushroom identification app, which had been trained with a large number of photos of forest mushrooms, assisted the players with advice. The purpose of the app was to identify mushroom species and classify them as edible or poisonous. In addition to its playful character, the AI Forest represented an innovative research environment in which questions about decision-making in teamwork with AI and about explainable artificial intelligence methods were investigated. This video gives an overview of the installation, our scientific user study on human decision-making with AI assistance, and it gives impressions of the festival. The idea for the AI Forest originated in the research project “HOXAI – Hands-on Explainable AI”, a collaboration between the LIT Robopsychology Lab and the Visual Data Science Lab at JKU Linz. For more details on our study, read our preprint: Citation: Leichtmann, B., Hinterreiter, A., Humer, C., Streit, M., & Mara, M. (2022, September 21). Explainable Artificial Intelligence improves human decision-making: Results from a mushroom picking experiment at a public art festival. Retrieved from If you talk about our research in your work, please make sure to give appropriate credit [More]
Current technologies can track our position on the planet to the mood of our co-workers in the office. Trendy “Apps” come in the shape of friendly interfaces installed in portable devices posing no harm at first sight. But what happens when such technologies are used for marketing and commercial purposes? Maja Pantic presents her current developments in the field of behavioural computing and machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour, complemented by the industrial approach of Elnar Hajiyev. The complex nature and uncanny future of affective analytics will be portrayed by the artistic work of filmmaker and programmer Ruben van de Ven. Sam Tims, 12grapes, Recruiting Specialist Maja Pantic, Prof. of Affective & Behavioural Computing at ICL Elnar Hajiyeb, Co-founder of Realeyes Ruben van de Ven, Filmmaker, Programmer, Artist Fri 4.11.2016, 14:30 – 16:00 created by State Festival presented by F.A.Z. produced by WECAP Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)
This discussion, chaired by Richard Baron, took place in Conway Hall, London, during the Philosophy Now Festival on 20 January 2018. Philosophy Now is the newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas:
Toby Walsh is one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of AI. His research focus is the goal of developing trustworthy AI governed by the principles of fairness, transparency, accessibility, data privacy and stability. In his keynote – presented as a hologram – he explains how AI will develop until 2062. The AI Festival WHEN MACHINES DREAM THE FUTURES has been a project organized by Goethe-Institut and Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden. Goethe-Institut, Generation A=Algorithmus, 2021
Toby Walsh ist einer der weltweit führenden Wissenschaftler auf dem Gebiet der KI. Sein Forschungsschwerpunkt ist das Ziel, eine vertrauenswürdige KI zu entwickeln, die den Grundsätzen der Fairness, Transparenz, Zugänglichkeit, des Datenschutzes und der Stabilität verpflichtet ist. In seiner Keynote erklärt er – als Hologramm zugeschaltet – wie sich KI bis 2062 entwickeln wird. Das KI-Festival WENN MASCHINEN ZUKUNFT TRÄUMEN war ein Projekt des Goethe-Instituts und des Deutschen Hygiene-Museums, Dresden. Goethe-Institut, Generation A=Algorithmus, 2021
In this talk Daniel Serrano, a Software Engineer in the Identify team at Onfido, will show how human knowledge and the latest machine learning algorithms are being used together to achieve great results in task automation. Particularly, Daniel will take you through the journey of starting out with a manual-dependent system and evolving it to become more and more automated, delivering great customer value in the process. Join Daniel and the Onfido team to hear about the interesting challenges they are tackling, using a tech stack that ranges from Ruby to Elixir and Python, at a company where the Engineering culture embraces infrastructure as code, continuous integration and developer autonomy on a daily basis. Daniel Serrano is a Software Engineer at Onfido. He has held a research position at Técnico Lisboa and has previously worked at NWC, Hole19 and Talkdesk. Daniel works mostly with Ruby, Elixir and a little bit of Python these days, tackling lots of interesting problems related to identity and facial verification as part of the Identify team at Onfido. This talk took place on June 30, in Landing Festival Lisbon 2018. Find out more at
The Future is Now: Meredith Broussard, Toby Walsh & Anupama Raju Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. Toby Walsh was named a ‘rock star’ of Australia’s digital revolution. He is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He regularly appears in the media talking about AI and robotics. His latest book, 2062: The World that AI Made, was published in August 2017. Anupama Raju is a poet, literary journalist and translator. She is the author of Nine, a book of poems and her work has been featured in several poetry anthologies. She has collaborated with photographer Pascal Bernard on two Indo-French poetry and photography projects. Raju was the Charles Wallace Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury and Writer-in-Residence at Centres Intermondes in La Rochelle, France. The Future is Now Are we sleepwalking into the AI future? By 2062, we will have built machines as intelligent as us. An essential discussion with Professor of Artificial Intelligence Toby Walsh and Data Journalism Professor Meredith Broussard about how AI will evolve and the choices we need to make to ensure that we remain in control of the narrative. A session that imagines the future and makes us realise that the future is now. Meredith [More]
A panel discussion on the ethics of research and development of artificial intelligence. Part takers are the guest of honor Dr. Noel Sharkey, Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson, founding director of IIIM, and ethics expert Salvör Nordal, who is the Director of The Center for Ethics at the University of Iceland. Leading the panel is Þorbjörn Kristjánsson, philosopher.
Martin Ford is a futurist focusing on the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on society and the economy, and the author of two books: Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (2015) and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future (2009). #ICTTV #ICTNN #IOTNN
AI keynote speaker & NY Times Bestselling innovation author Jeremy Gutsche dives into artificial intelligence and the AI mechanized future in an AI talk that explores how artificial intelligence trends will change your future, particularly as you combine innovation in AI with robotics, interface, bio enhancement, 3d printing, mind reading, sustainability and thought control. This AI speech is different than most of Jeremy’s innovation keynote speaker videos in that he dives into a lot more detail about a few specific AI-related trends, versus his normal style of storytelling. Compared to other AI keynote speakers, Jeremy takes a higher level view about how AI impacts a variety of different industries, based Trend Hunter’s experience consulting several brands in a wide range of categories. His AI & The Super Future keynote was the final keynote at Future Festival World Summit. In this AI keynote, Jeremy also shares insight from his company’s artificial intelligence transformation. In short, he talks about some of the lessons learned from launching Trend Hunter AI and learning how to leverage your existing data. If you are considering an AI project, make sure to contact our team as we can help you see what types of projects your competitors are doing, and help you see what types of AI use cases people are doing in other industries. In addition to futurist keynotes about AI and our Future Festival, Trend Hunter also runs AI workshops to help you think about the tactics and next steps you might consider when taking [More]