DFKI & AI Residency

The Goethe-Institut engages in intercultural exchange and interdisciplinary discourse in a global context. AI Residency Programme aims to initiate a dialogue between art and technology reaching beyond the European countries. The programme aims to improve access to developments in the field of artificial intelligence. Art can open new perspectives on AI and bring discussion to wider sections of society.

The AI Residency Programme aims to promote the exchange and acquisition of knowledge for both sides. Institutions and companies involved in AI are opening their doors to young artists across Europe. They will be enriched by the programme, as will artists who gain deeper insights into technological developments. Artificial intelligence will be part of a new revolution in human history. We must decide how this revolution can serve humanity. Artworks created in the context of the residency can present innovative solutions for a society.

The AI residencies idea is to offer the artist a core topic, which would be focused on AI and industrial robotics. That means the artist will have the opportunity to see the robotic production line in Testbed, speak to the team and see also other existing state-of-the-art equipment (including 3D print centre). Additionally to this, RICAIP would offer the possibility to see also other “faces of AI” – from machine learning, deep learning, computer vision to quite new approaches investigating the “general AI” via complex systems.

The AI residencies are designed to enable young visual artists from across Europe to spend four weeks getting to know an institution or company that is expressly involved with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The artistic works resulting from the residencies can be presented at the closing event of “Generation A=Algorithm“.


Scholarship awardees will be selected by a jury made up of representatives of the following institutions: Furtherfield, LABoral, ZKM and the German Research Centre for AI.