Der Roboter GARMI, bestehend aus Kopf und Rumpf, im Paternoster der Pinakothek der Moderne.
The robots at the Kollektiv.Mensch.Maschine exhibition can be controlled by exhibition visitors or externally using an app.
Image: Robert Haas

Exhibition opening on July 16, 2021In the Pinakothek der Moderne: KI.ROBOTIK.DESIGN

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are playing a vital role in driving technological change. But their design also harbors the potential to take on new tasks in the development of processes and products. A new exhibition in the New Collection section of the modern art museum Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich explores the origins, history, current developments and the future of robotics and AI in four chapters. Planned by Prof. Sami Haddadin and implemented with his team, the exhibition will open on July 16, 2021.

Chapter I looks at the history of AI, from its origin as an idea to the Leibniz calculating machine and through to today’s intelligent robots and algorithms.

Chapter II presents the dystopian vision of future AI applications that results when AI is understood merely as a data-hungry digital technology. Examples include surveillance using facial recognition and the manipulation of personalities.
 

From left to right: Prof. Sami Haddadin, State Minister Bernd Sibler and Prof. Angelika Nollert, Director of Die Neue Sammlung.
Image: Robert Haas

“Intelligent robots are assistants for people – and will remain so for a very long time. Everything else is just science fiction – admittedly an inspiring and fascinating kind of science fiction. That is because humans will always play a formative role in the process of developing AI and in determining its tasks and the way it works.”— Sami Haddadin

Chapter III, by contrast, is dedicated to the human-machine relationship. The focus is on embodied AI, in which artificial intelligence is placed in a complex body modeled on the understanding of the human mind and body – as opposed to treating AI as a tool based entirely on data analysis.

The core of the exhibition is Chapter IV: A machine integrated into the doorless “paternoster” elevators that can create a document with the help of interconnected robots. The robots can receive instructions from exhibition visitors or remotely using an app. In this way, AI is used to create a physical model of the mental state of a society.

Dates and tickets

The exhibition will run from July 16, 2021 until September 18, 2022
A detailed description is available on the Neue Sammlung website
Tickets are available at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

More information:

Technical University of Munich

Corporate Communications Center Christine Lehner