New series "Science and Culture in Conversation"

The Eye of the Beholder: How Humans and Machines See Art

November 17, 2020

Last Friday saw the the first broadcast of a virtual salon discussion in a joint new series of the Austrian Embassy and Fraunhofer IPK.

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The question of which opportunities arise from the conflicting priorities of digitalization, culture and society is the focus of the new series »Science and Culture in Conversation« organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin and the Fraunhofer IPK. The series was kicked off on November 13 with the virtual session »The Eye of the Beholder: How Humans and Machines See Art«.

The fascination with viewing works of art has occupied mankind for centuries. Now new technologies like machine vision offer completely new viewing possibilities. How this different view can be compared to human perception is the question discussed by Prof. Dr. Raphael Rosenberg, Professor of Medieval and Modern Art History at the University of Vienna, and Dr. Bertram Nickolay, Head of the Department of Machine Vision at Fraunhofer IPK.

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Watch the entire virtual discussion on the YouTube channel of the Austrian Embassy [German only].