Exhibition opening on July 16, 2021
In the Pinakothek der Moderne: KI.ROBOTIK.DESIGN
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.
“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.
Prof. Sami Haddadin, Director of Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
The exhibition KI.ROBOTIK.DESIGN in the New Collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne marks the latest in the series of contemporary design shows in which prominent international designers have been invited to create site-specific exhibitions in the Paternoster Halle every year since 2015. The exhibition will run until September 18 2022. Further information is available on the Neue Sammlung website.