Encounter | Thursday, January 25th 2018 at 6.30pm – Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

By creating the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence, the United Arab Emirates acknowledged the determining role of new technologies in the future. If Artificial Intelligence can be used in various domains, the artistic world seems to present a receptive stage to these new technologies.

France and the UAE both attach to the artistic artificial intelligence – artificial imagination – a certain importance. The links between contemporary creation and new technologies are part of the cultural cooperation agreement settled by the UAE and France for the year 2018.

As art and new technologies widen the horizons of creativity, both our countries have sufficient imaginative resources to be a leader in this field.

 

Speakers: Meera Al Shaikh, project manager for Smart Dubai; Grégory Chatonsky, artist; and Patrick Lichty, artist and assistant professor of Media Arts at Zayed University

Moderator: Alix Debussche, co-founder of PULSAR The Open Art Prize