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Brisbane German Week

Bilingualism, Arts and AI

Language, Arts and AI - the future is now!

This year we are again fortunate to be hosted by QLD AI Hub for this exploration of new developments, opportunities and challenges associated with language, creative arts and AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Since the release of Chat GPT in November 2022, the power and potential of Artificial Intelligence has become more apparent than ever. In The Atlantic magazine's "Breakthroughs of the Year" for 2022, Derek Thompson included ChatGPT as part of "the generative-AI eruption" that "may change our mind about how we work, how we think, and what human creativity is". Meanwhile, with the emergence of consumer-grade AI image generation services, discussion and controversy have also renewed over the legality and ethics of AI-generated art, and the potential repercussions for artists.

For this year’s Brisbane German Week Language & Arts event, we are joined by a panel of experts in creativity, language and technology. The discussion will highlight key takeaways from the latest research on what AI means for work, education and policy in Australia and elsewhere, and invite practising creatives to share their experience. The panel will be accompanied by an exhibition of artworks illustrating sites that speak to Brisbane’s historical German connections.

Guest Speakers/Panelists:

  • Jessie Hughes, Creative Technologist
  • Prof Marek Kowalkiewicz, QUT Chair Digital Economy and author, The Economy of Algorithms: Rise of the Digital Minions
  • Dr Simone Smala, UQ Senior Lecturer Teacher Education and co-author of the Australian Government’s Draft Schools AI Framework
  • Andrea Moser, Artist

The event will combine performance, exhibition and panel discussions exploring the progression of AI and its application in language and art, its relevance for other disciplines such as design and technology, and the influence of artists in driving AI research and innovation. Many creative pioneers come from the German-speaking world and some contemporary leaders in the field live and work right here in Brisbane. Working with a selection of these artists, this will be a German Creative Arts Experience touching on the theme of Artificial Intelligence in language learning and the arts.

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Queensland AI Hub

315 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006, Australia

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Michael Rosemann
German Consulate

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