Waag Futurelab at Dutch Design Week 2023
Step into the Futuredome and get amazed by intelligence. Whilst we are in the midst of an artificial intelligence revolution, Waag Futurelab's technology dissectors ask the question: how smart is AI really? Come and experience what other intelligences we need to collectively shape our future.
Is AI really that smart?
We are in the midst of an artificial intelligence revolution. It’s being said that AI is better than humans at anything and therefore, it poses an existential threat. Waag Futurelab's technology dissectors took these assumptions and went to work with them. Is AI really that smart after all?
'Computers are perfectly suited for pattern recognition in large amounts of data, but not for decision-making processes and deliberations that determine people's lives. For this, we are in need of other forms of intelligence,' as Waag director Marleen Stikker wrote in De Groene Amsterdammer this summer.
Step into the Future Dome and discover Other Intelligence. From natural to collective to physical intelligence: in this exhibition, we will broaden your perspective on what intelligence is and why we need all kinds of intelligence for the future. Every day, Waag experts, artists and speakers delve into one specific form of intelligence during mini-lectures in the dome.
'We have started to think like computers ourselves, and we are starting to lose sight of things that cannot be calculated,' said artist-philosopher James Bridle during his State of the Internet lecture at Waag. It's time for a new understanding of intelligence!
Dutch Design Week is the place where all design in the Netherlands is represented. From 21 to 29 October, Dutch Design Week 2023 will take place in the Strijp-S area in Eindhoven. This year, Waag Futurelab's dome can be found outside the Klokgebouw, on the central Ketelhuisplein where the entrance to the DDW is also located. The programme of the mini-lectures in the dome will follow - no need to make reservations or pay extra for them.
The exhibitions at DDW are open every day from 11:00 to 18:00 hrs. For DDW, you can purchase a one-off ticket worth 24.50 euros, which gives access to all exhibitions.
About Waag Futurelab
Technology is not neutral. Waag Futurelab reinforces critical reflection on technology, develops technological and social design skills, and encourages social innovation.
Waag works in a trans-disciplinary team of designers, artists and scientists, utilising public research methods in the realms of technology and society. This is how Waag empowers as many people as possible to design an open, honest and inclusive future.