Charles Caleb Ward: His First Appearance in Public

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (5/5)

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By Thomas Köplin and Dirk Dobiéy

The last part of our five-part series. Read the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, and the fourth part here.

Part 5: Ratio and resilience

A unique feature of artificial intelligence is that it knows no feeling. It works logically, although its logic is not always understandable for us humans.

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Music without a person: Virtuoso without having to practice?

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (4/5)

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By Thomas Köplin and Dirk Dobiéy

The fourth part of our five-part series. Read the first part here, the second part here, and the third part here.

Part 4: Automation, Routine, and Play

Machines reduce our workload thanks to automation. They take on dangerous tasks, tasks that require precision, or tasks that bore us. The increasing efficiency or (if you will) intelligence of the systems makes it possible also to automate knowledge-intensive or complicated activities.

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Buddha-Shakyamuni seated in Meditation (Dhyanamudra)

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (3/5)

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By Dirk Dobiey and Thomas Köplin

The third part of our five-part series. Read the first part here and the second part here.

Part 3: Decision and Self-Awareness

One of the benefits of artificial intelligence is that it helps us take decisions today (or more so in the future) or releases us from them altogether. This sounds sensible and tempting in the face of a real or perceived increasing variety of possibilities.

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Curiosity Rover: the artistic concept of NASA Science Laboratory for Mars

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (2/5)

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By Dirk Dobiey and Thomas Köplin

The second part of our five-part series. Read the first part here.

Part 2: Efficiency and Variety

Technological progress is often equated with efficiency gains. For example, machines, especially those that get ascribed more and more certain intelligence, can often do things many times more efficiently than humans can. They relieve us of tasks and decisions and thus also reduce the wealth of personal experiences quite casually.

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Hendrik Goltzius, after Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem Icarus
Hendrik Goltzius, after Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem - Icarus

The Abolition of Creativity: An Essay on Artificial and Artistic Intelligence (1/5)

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By Dirk Dobiey and Thomas Köplin

Part 1: What makes us irreplaceable

The highest hopes for economic growth are linked to technological progress. Technological progress unveils fascinating possibilities. At the same time the upheavals associated with it are partly also highly problematic and their consequences mostly unpredictable. Most far-reaching, or at least most apparent, are the advances we have made in the field of digitisation and so-called Artificial Intelligence.

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Age of Artists at Knowtech 2015

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Age of  Artists presented last week at  this year’s Knowtech, a conference about knowledge management, social collaboration and industry 4.0 for German-speaking audiences. The host BITKOM, the industry association for the digital sector in Germany offered a diverse and very interesting selection of keynotes, lectures and workshops. The motto „Smart and Social – knowledge activation in the digital age” was constantly present and people discussed all the great opportunities technology innovation provides while wondering what this will mean for people and their work. Read More

Inga Kerber for Brand Eins

The Da Vinci Code

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German business magazine Brand Eins featured Age of Artists in their July Edition with an extensive feature. And what a title to begin with: The Da Vinci Code! Truly a wonderful idea by author Dirk Boettcher to lead into the story that continues to provide a great introduction into what we aim for: Learning from creative disciplines for better outcomes in business and society, and as the author notes “The idea is not to change things with means of art.

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Vassily Kandinsky Color Study, Squares with Concentric Circles

What you need to know about growing a creativity culture

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German Version Below / Deutsche Version Unten

We are pleased to announce the release of our research essentials on how to develop a culture that grows and nurtures creativity and innovation – on an individual and organizational level.

This document represents a condensed version of our research and an invitation for dialogue and exchange. Our investigation was realized between October 2013 and July 2015 and continues on.

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

BITKOM-Leitfaden: Intelligente Maschinen verändern die Arbeitswelt

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Mit dem Leitfaden “Kognitive Maschinen – Meilenstein in der Wissensarbeit” legt BITKOM eine Publikation vor, die einen Einblick in die Einsatzgebiete intelligenter Maschinen gibt und die Dimensionen des Wandels in der Wissensarbeit des Menschen aufzeigt. Dirk und ich hatten Gelegenheit, einen gemeinsamen Beitrag zum Leitfaden beizusteuern: “Der künstlerische Mensch als Gegenstück und Ausgleich Künstlicher Intelligenz”. Der Titel lässt schon vermuten, dass es einen starken Bezug zu den Standpunkten und Erkenntnissen von Age of Artists gibt.

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