Science and Technology Practice

Martin Gasser
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023W, Workshop (WSP), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S05010


In this four-part workshop, we will take a walk through the world of AI & machine learning. In a very hands-on manner, we will work on:

- The basics of AI/ML, potential applications, and how it can be used without lots of coding

- Creating a corpus of training data for a particular problem

- Artistic uses of ML (generative algorithms for text/image/sound generation)

- Reflecting the societal impact of widespread deployment of AI systems

Examination Modalities

- Presence during the classes

- Small homework assignments

- Final project, in groups


Basic knowledge in a programming language (e.g., JavaScript, Python) is recommended but not strictly required.


12 December 2023, 13:00–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
08 January 2024, 13:00–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
15 January 2024, 13:00–17:00 CDS Lecture Room
22 January 2024, 13:00–16:00 CDS Seminar Room

Course Enrolment

From 31 August 2023, 07:57 to 31 October 2023, 07:57
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 2: Science and Technology 569/020.02

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Foundation 700/002.10

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Deepening / Application 700/002.20

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible