RANDOM FORESTS

What are fundamental ingredients for environmental literacy and how could these be made accessible to an AI.

Random Forests

Until recently the ability to make sense of the environment was limited to biological beings. Now machines are starting to blur those lines.

This programme investigates the emerging field of environmental machine learning through fieldwork and critical reflection.

FoAM research thread: GroworldHPI > Boskoi > AugmentedEcology > MachineWilderness > RandomForests

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Terschelling Session

Fieldwork session #1 @ Imrama Terschelling march 19to23/2018

Scenario: an environmental AI starts to act autonomously
With: Jan de Graaf, Jeroen van Westen, Theun Karelse, Michelle Geraerts, Sjef van Gaalen, Sander Turnhout, Paul Seidler, Tivon Rice

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Arts Bioarctica Session

Fieldwork session #2 @ Ars Bioarctica Finland may/2018

Theme: the role of AI in artistic and scientific fieldwork / how artificial agents learn from non-humans
With: Antti Tenetz, Ian Ingram, Shah Selbe, Theun Karelse

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NRC debate Kunstmens

Debate @ Pakhuis de Zwijger
march 14/2018

Theme: what light can art and literature shine on new relations between the artificial and the natural
With: Maxim Februari, Hans Schnitzler, Theun Karelse

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Dinacon

Fieldwork session #3 @ Dinacon Thailand june 22/2018

Theme: investigating algorithmic companionspecies in relation to non-humans
With: Sjef van Gaalen

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Border Sessions AARE lab

Lab @ Border Sessions festival
June 13/2018

Theme: autonomous agents for regenerative ecology
With: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Sjef van Gaalen, Theun Karelse

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