"Mensch, Roboter!"

New exhibition about AI at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum.

An exhibition on the pulse of times. More than 6,000 visitors attended the new exhibition about artificial intelligence and robotics at its opening weekend on October 26 in Paderborn. There is a lot of talk about thinking machines these days. But who really knows, what AI is? The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumForum provides answers: “AI and robotics have now arrived in everyday life. We want to show what is possible today and how the techniques will shape our lives in the future” describes Managing Director Dr. Ing. Jochen Viehoff the concept of the newly opened permanent exhibition.

From the first idea to its installation on site, Archimedes participated in the exhibition Mensch, Roboter!. The design and graphic concept of the exhibition emerges visitors into a laboratory for artificial intelligence. A place where you can touch and try out yourself. Bare aluminum and compact fiber boards make the setting even more lab-like. The scenography is based on clear lines and colors, combining exhibits from the HNF, external loans and productions by Archimedes into a coherent picture.

As a special interactive exhibit, the visitors can take the test: they can challenge an AI to a real game of four-in-hand. The “intelligence” of the machine can be adjusted. From stupid to almost invincible. But it’s not just a play with machines. The discussion about the future role of robots and AI in society and the economy is an integral part of the exhibition. On the way out, a wall of opinion leaves room for visions, but also dystopias the visitors may have.

The exhibition is part of the permanent exhibition at the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn during the following opening times:
Tue-Fri, 9am to 6pm; at the weekend 10 to 18 o’clock.
www.hnf.de/hnfKI

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