Explaining Artificial Intelligence

A.I. or Artificial Intelligence – a technology that increasingly finds its way into our everyday lives. On one hand, it can make life easier in certain areas and complement human abilities. On the other hand, A.I. also has certain limitations. The travelling exhibition "I AM A.I. – Artificial Intelligence Explained" addressed questions surrounding A.I. and was opened to the public for the first time ever in the MAINS from January 29, 2022, until January 29, 2023. From September 18 until September 22, 2022, it was on display at the Senate Hall of the Old University building in Heidelberg.

  • Can an A.I. solve problems without understanding them?
  • Does an A.I. learn from its mistakes?
  • Can an A.I. decipher and read handwriting?
  • Can an A.I. replace musicians in a band?

A wide array of interactive exhibits enabled visitors to look at Artificial Intelligence from different angles and learn more about both its possibilities and limitations. Exciting experiments, videos and images showed the mathematical methods behind the technology that vividly conveyed how A.I. works and where it is applied. "I AM A.I." was for visitors ages 10 and older.

You can find an interactive virtual tour, plus a selection of exhibits to explore, on the I AM A.I. homepage.

"I AM A.I." was developed and implemented by IMAGINARY with funding from the Carl Zeiss Foundation and support by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.