AI and Arts

a workshop at the KI 2019


The goal of the workshop is to explore several relations between artificial intelligence and arts. It will be focused on three central topics:

1. Using artificial intelligence to create art

Every new available tool is soon used by artists in their own unique way. In particular when handled in a way that is not intended by the creator, the tool can yield impressive results, think e.g. of a camera with too long exposure time or multiple exposure of a single film piece. Artificial intelligence can be used to create art in a similar fashion.

2. Investigate art with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence can be used to investigate art. For instance, when trained on many pictures of the same artist, it can distinguish pictures of this artist from others by learning specific features. Thus, it can determine the style of an artist and reproduce it, thereby make art itself?

3. Is the additional knowledge use- and meaningful?

What does the additional knowledge about an artist, obtained from artificial intelligence, tell us? Is it useful or even meaningful to art experts? And what would be interesting results that can be obtained from the usage of artificial intelligence which could not be derived before?


Present your algorithms and NNs

We welcome contributions on research work which utilizes artificial intelligence to investigate art.

Accepted works are first presented in an approx. 15 or 45 minute talk* and then discussed next to a poster (maximal size: A0 portrait).

*: Whether the talk is 15 oder 45 minutes will depend on the scope of the presented work and should be named within the submission.


We welcome contributions on works which are using artificial intelligence to create art or works which investigate art utilizing artificial intelligence. Accepted works are first presented in an approx. 15 or 45 minute talk* and then discussed next to a poster (maximal size: A0 portrait) or in a similar fassion.

AI and Arts is associated with the German KI 2019, which brings together researchers from all areas of AI.

*: Whether the talk is 15 oder 45 minutes will depend on the scope of the presented work and should be named within the submission.

Artists wanted

We are specifically looking for artists

… which present their work created with artificial intelligence.

You will first present your work and/or the process of creating it in 15-45 minutes to the other workshop participants.

Here you can use any suitable medium: a video, sound, a live performance, what so ever. Please indicate beforehand what type of media will be used.

Then, the piece art (or any copy*) is presented in front of the workshop room in a public space and discussed with the other workshop members. We will provide wall space up to A0 size for hanging print outs and small tables for laptops or sculptures. Please contact us at aiandarts.workshop(at) in case you feel this might not be sufficient for your work.

*: Beware: We can't provide a safe place for your work. So please do not bring the original art to the presentation outside the workshop room, use a copy instead.

art exhibition

Curated art exhibition

As part of the conference, there will be a curated art exhibition during the week.

We are in contact with the organizers of the art exhibition, who will also show selected submissions from the workshop at art exhibition.

To give the organizers of the art exhibition time to plan, please submit early and indicate your interest in the art exhibit. Consequently, early submissions have a greater rate of success to be selected.



September 23rd 2019, Time: 11am – 5.30 pm


Morning (11:00 - 12:30)
11:00 - 11:15Opening
11:20 - 11:50Mattis Kuhn – Artificial intelligence in art and culture
11:55 - 12:25Sebastian Pasewaldt – Mobile devices as a tool for art creation
Lunch (self paid)
Afternoon I (14:00-15:30)
14:00 - 14:25Katharina Hof – AI exhibit at Ars Electronica
14:30 - 14:55Jelena Milovanovic – Demystifying artists perception
15:00 - 15:25Thorsten Kreisig – Ai-Dance – A robot flash mob
Coffee Break
Afternoon II (16:00-17:30)
16:00 - 16:25Vincent Herrmann – How does music sound to artifical ears?
16:30 - 16:55Isabelle Kranabetter – Machine Translation in Theater
17:00 - 17:25Martin Pham – Neural style transfer to colour mathematical objects


KI 2019 @ Universität Kassel
Campus Center, Seminarraum 3
Moritzstraße 18, 34127 Kassel, Germany


The workshop itself will be part of the KI 2019 conference. Registration will be done via the conference tool of Informatik 2019. The registration fee for the conference is as follows:

GI Member
GI Member
Workshops Only
until June 20, 2019
80€ 70€
Workshops Only
as of June 21, 2019
100€ 90€
Whole conference
until June 20, 2019
375€ 270€ 40€ 30€
Whole conference
as of June 21, 2019
425€ 320€ 50€ 40€

Please do not register before you received a confirmation for participation in the workshop. Submission does not guarantee participation.

Program Chair



Submission time is over.
Submission are open to everybody who

A submission should be an abstract of what you are going to present of at most 2 pages (excluding references). Please send the abstract to
aiandarts.workshop (at)
We are looking forward to many great submissions.