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Beyond and Within: AI Talks

A Podcast on Artificial Intelligence

As an essential part of Ether’s Bloom: A Programme on Artificial Intelligence, the new podcast Beyond and Within: AI Talks invites experts, artists and researchers to dive deeper into the world of AI and some of the vital questions it raises. It takes the listeners on a journey of questions, analyses and knowledge, while exploring the many sides of the fast-growing technologies around AI.

Episode 1 | What is AI?

In the first episode, What is AI?, podcast host Eliane Eid talks to cultural scientist, researcher and writer Maya Indira Ganesh. They introduce the audience to the usage of Artificial Intelligence, its relevance and relatability to the general public. The conversation highlights the use of the current terminology “AI” and its effect on today’s technologies and discourses.

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Episode 2 | Decoding the Code

In the second episode, Decoding the Code, podcast host Eliane Eid talks to historian and professor Orit Halpern about the power and presence of AI in our daily lives through technological and historical changes. How is AI affecting the fundamentals of what it is like to be human? And how can intersectionality and Artificial Intelligence exist in the presence of categorised data?

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Episode 3 | AI All Around Us

In the third episode, AI All Around Us, podcast host Eliane Eid talks to writer, speaker and musician K Allado-McDowell, as well as Robert Maharajh, who is the Editor at Large for the Gropius Bau Journal, about AI as a tool and in the context of wider earthly species. What will its presence mean for us, and for planetary existence in an entangled interspecies world?

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Episode 4 | Have we been Trained?

In the fourth episode Have we been Trained?, podcast host Eliane Eid tackles the relation between authorship, creativity, and machine learning. Driven from the practice itself, she questions along with her guests Jenna Sutela and Jonathan Apelbaum the role and importance of AI in different artistic practices, its changes and advantages as well as its limitations. Is the practice forever changing, or are we used to the ongoing shift in the arts? Are we leaning towards more cognitive art creation?

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