Workshop: Get involved with AI


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This event will be postponed until further notice, due to the Corona virus outbreak in Europe.

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Due to the Corona virus outbreak and the measures announced by the Dutch government, Waag is cancelling all public events up until April 6, 2020. Attendees of our events have been notified. Please keep an eye on our website as we're working on postponing our events and offering alternative online sessions.


• Do you want to learn more about Artificial Intelligence?

• Do you want to change your world/the world through AI?

• Do you see yourself differently from the way your search engine sees you?

• Do the discriminating factors of artificial intelligence bother you?

• Do you want to discuss the implications of AI for our future?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes – and you are between 18 and 30 years old, join us in our 1.5 day of workshops, initiated by the Goethe-Institut and held together with Waag. Help us to shape the discourse on AI and algorithms among young people like you all over Europe!

No prior knowledge required.

What is it about?

Big data, algorithms, deep learning, the combination of information and biotechnology: artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing our world and our lives. While the economy is already using the potential of this development, politics and civil society are lagging behind. How do we generate algorithms that do not reproduce or even reinforce prejudices? How can AI support an open, democratic society?

In this workshop, you will listen to key note speeches and participate in discussions on the status quo of AI and machine learning, on algorithmic injustice and values. Together we will identify ideas and questions that are relevant for young people in Europe and develop formats for subsequent events that will be part of the Europe-wide project of the Goethe-Institut and its partners: 'Generation A=Algorithm'.


We are happy to welcome an eclectic mix of people:

• between 18 and 30 years of age,

• of different backgrounds and levels of knowledge, be it activists and professionals from the fields of Machine Learning and AI or people with no prior knowledge at all

• We are especially keen to invite members of minorities and groups to our workshop that may suffer from the results of algorithmic injustice


In the project Generation A, the Goethe-Institut together with partners and experts want to engage and empower members of generations Y and Z to not only take part but shape the discourse on technical and ethical developments in the field of AI. These two generations will set the course for the next generation, Generation A, and their everyday use of algorithms. The aim is to stimulate a social debate about existing approaches, potentials and risks of AI.

Workshops such as this one all over Europe will be the kick-off of the project Generation A.

European Network

The Goethe-Institut will initiate a network of European institutions and interest groups - a European A(i)lliance – that will accompany and advise the project over a period of two years. If interested, several participants from the workshop in Amsterdam will be invited to become part of this A(i)lliance that will meet up in Berlin later this year, all expenses paid.


Nushin Isabelle Yazdani is an interaction and transformation designer, artist and AI researcher. In her work, she examines the interconnectedness of digital technologies and social justice, artificial intelligence and discrimination - from an intersectional feminist perspective. She creates collaboratively with the communities that are directly impacted by the designed outcomes and seeks to explore design processes that dismantle oppressive structures. At the Education Innovation Lab, Nushin works on transforming the education system and creating innovative learning methods. She is a Fellow at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute, a Member of the Design Justice Network and a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Apart from teaching Nushin also curates and organizes community events at the intersection of technology, art and design.

Jasmin Grimm is a cultural entrepreneur, lecturer and programme developer for international cultural projects. With a background in “Communication in Social and Economic contexts” (M.A., University of the Arts Berlin) she develops exhibitions, festivals and conferences for cultural organisations at the intersection of art, society and technology. She understands her curatorial practice as prototypes of society that help to imagine new futures, driven by social and ethical issues. She is a member of Robert Bosch Cultural Manager Network, Tandem Shaml – Cultural Manager Exchange Alumni and the Cultural Innovators Network between Europe and the MENA region. Amongst others she has been acting as a head of program for Bitkom, NRW-Forum, Retune Festival, TINCON teenage internetwork convention, Public Art Lab, die digitale düsseldorf. Recently she co-founded Rosy DX - a studio for digital transformation.


This workshop is a cooperation between the Goethe-Institut and Waag.

Generation A=Algorithm is a project by the Goethe-Institut, supported with special funds from the Federal Foreign Office for the German EU Council Presidency in 2020.

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