12 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the SAAI Factory - Hackathon on Art and AI gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Every participant in this hackathon will receive a reward for participation in form of a unique SAAI Factory NFT. If interested, please, send us your Ethereum wallet addres, and we will transfer the token.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

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21 days ago

Award Winners I Congratulations from SAAI Factory

Dear All!

We hereby want to congratulate the winning teams! You’ve put in so much work and passion into your projects. Your projects inspired us and built a basis for the SAAI Factory as a network and Total work of Art. 

We are currently preparing to finalize the announcement on devpost, meanwhile, here’s the results from the hackathon and the jury session:

Prize for Interaction: Smart Hans

Honorable Mention: My AI Artist-Collaborator

Prize for Interoperability: The HUB 

Honorable Mention: Magic Brush

Prize for Momentum of Creation: Principles of the Theory of Wealth

Honorable Mention: Art愛 / ArtAI 

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about 1 month ago

SAAI Award Ceremony Information

 

Dear Hackathon Participants, 

 

The Award Ceremony is getting closer and we want to inform you about a few details. As we will celebrate at the Woods Arts Institute in Hamburg, a virtual possibility to attend is still given as you can join via Zoom! 

 

Especially for the shortlisted Teams it would be great to attend virtually, if you can! Please make sure you have one of your team members prepared to represent the team, in case you win a prize! 

 

We will start at 5pm (Berlin Time) on Friday, November 12th. (4pm UTC!) Most probably we…

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about 1 month ago

SAAI Award Ceremony Sneak Info

Dear Hackathon participants,

In order to celebrate this enriching experience we will host an award ceremony. Surrounded by an exhibition about the SAAI Factory at the Woods Arts Institute in Hamburg we will announce the winners of this hackathon and celebrate the success during a hybrid event. 

The exhibition will most probably run from November 12th to November 14th. The detailled dates will follow soon! 

 

Looking forward to welcoming you all - in presence or virtually. 

 

All best 

 

The SAAI Factory Team


2 months ago

Shortlist Announcement

Dear Participants!  

After a long and and intense consultation the Jury has decided on a shortlist. There are gonna be main awards and honorable mentions in each of the six categories, as well as four special praises. These projects/teams are the current nominees:

 

Art愛 / ArtAI

ATHENA Art Assistant

Computer vision, the blind men and the elephant

Creative Quantum AI

Folk Dance Classification with AI

GANCREATE

MagicBrush

Mosada AI

Mozdan - AI Eclipse of Diversity

Music Therapy with AI

My AI Art-Collaborator

Principles of the Theory of Wealth

SentiMo

Smart Hans

THE HUB

Transpondancer

 

Congratulations to all teams!…

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3 months ago

Public voting is now open - Audience Award

It's your turn to pick the Audience Award winner! Browse 'SAAI Factory - Hackathon on Art and AI' submission gallery, click on your favorite, and vote. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification. Find out more about public voting here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


3 months ago

Late submissions will end tomorrow!

Dear Participants!

You have a chance to submit or update your submissions until tomorrow, Friday, Sep. 17th, 11pm UTC.

Best Wishes,

Christoph and Mohamed (SAAI)

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


3 months ago

Late Submissions is now on

Dear You All!

We wanted to let you know that we hope to get as many of your valued works and projects on board as possible, so we just activated the option for LATE SUBMISSIONS:

https://devpost.com/submit-to/12696-saai-factory-hackathon-on-art-and-ai/late-submission

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


3 months ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for SAAI Factory - Hackathon on Art and AI.


3 months ago

Approaching the Deadline!

Dear All,
there are only a few days left until the deadline. We would like to ask you to check if you have all the submission materials ready.
Please also remember that the jury can only review projects that have a 5 minute video!


We have now opened the gallery to show some of the first submissions. Note, this list is not final, and projects can still be updated.
If you need any more help or advise, please contact us.

Thank you all for taking part,
best regards
Christoph
from SAAI

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3 months ago

Information about final submissions

Dear Participiants! 

The Hackathon is slowly coming to an end and we are more than excited to receive your final projects and artworks! 

Here are some final pieces of information for the submissions: 

#1 The submissions will still happen via Devpost in the Submission section.

#2 We ask of you to create a 5-minute video to your submission explaining your project. You can use the same guidelines we've provided you with for the interim presentations. Please be advised: In order to be up for a prize, a explanatory video presenting your work is necessary! The video is easy to incorporate…

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4 months ago

Info for presenting teams/solo participants!

Hi to all presenting teams! 

Soon we'll start with the Interim Presentations. For this we would like for you to give us a quick feedback on whether you're ready and prepared? Please send us an email at info@saai-factory.com  with your team/solo name and a quick response! 

Also: Please be in the Zoom Space at least half an hour before your presentation so that we can communicate with you there as well. 

Zoom: 

https://hks-ottersberg.zoom.us/j/93340005560 I Meeting-ID: 933 4000 5560

Here the current timetable: 

TIMETABLE FOR INTERIM PRESENTATIONS 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST  3pm - 7pm UTC 

WHERE: HYBRID ZOOM & LOCAL HUBS 

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4 months ago

Program August 20th-August22nd

SAAI FACTORY I Local Hubs I Program August 20th-August22nd

Livestreams from all Local Hubs on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt97Vf7EdRf9x8UUJXq0zFw/videos

Virtual Hackathon on Zoom

https://hks-ottersberg.zoom.us/j/93340005560 I Meeting-ID: 933 4000 5560

Gathertown

https://gather.town/app/h3g5Ngjb0otUShuY/SAAISPACE

Social Wall

https://my.walls.io/SAAI-FACTORY

SAAI Factory I CryptoVoxels 

https://www.cryptovoxels.com/parcels/2939

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH  

WHERE: HYBRID ZOOM & LOCAL HUBS 

11am UTC -  Opening Local Hub in Riyadh, Alfaisal, Areej Al-Wabil

11:30am UTC - Opening Local Hub in Thuwal, KAUST, Mohamed Elhoseiny

1 pm UTC - Opening Local Hub in Hyderabad, Goethe Zentrum

4 pm UTC - Opening Local Hub in Hamburg, Kampnagel, Christoph Faulhaber

5 pm UTC - Celebratory Opening of virtual

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4 months ago

VIRTUAL HACKATHON & LOCAL HUB WEEKEND

Dear Participants!

Tomorrow our local and virtual hackathon weekend will start! The Zoom Space will open at 11am UTC and will be welcomed and opened from our Local Hub in Riyadh. 

 

This is the Link for the entire weekend: 

https://hks-ottersberg.zoom.us/j/93340005560

Meeting-ID: 933 4000 5560

 

Imagine this space as a room for virtual communication and exploring. Lets work together and create some amazing work! 

You already received the schedule for the interim presentations, the complete program will follow shortly! 

All best,

SAAI Team


4 months ago

Virtual Branch of SAAI Factory on CryptoVoxels

Hi, we have started building on CryptoVoxels the SAAI Factory.
You are welcome to participate.
https://www.cryptovoxels.com/parcels/2939
best, Christoph

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


4 months ago

TIMETABLE FOR INTERIM PRESENTATIONS

TIMETABLE FOR INTERIM PRESENTATIONS 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST  3pm - 7pm UTC 

WHERE: HYBRID ZOOM & LOCAL HUBS (Zoom Link follows on Devpost)

3 pm: Welcome notes & Jury Introduction 

3:30 pm: Presentation 1 - Solo: Siddharth Anand Srivastav

3:40 pm: Presentation 2 - Solo: Benjamin Bertram

3:50 pm: Presentation 3 - Solo: Muhammad Fathy Rashad

4:00 pm: Presentation 4 - Team: Transpondancer: Lena, Pathi, Yuning, Kiran, Ashish

4:10 pm: Presentation 5 - Team: Radhika and April

4:20 pm: Presentation 6 - Team: Rico, Su

4:30 pm: Presentation 7 - Team: Akshita, Asad, Max, Quasim

4:40-5:00 pm - Short break 

5:00…

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4 months ago

GUIDELINES FOR INTERIM PRESENTATIONS

Hi everyone! 

The interim presentation will be useful for the judges to get a first idea of your projects and to see where it's going. We want to leave you to the freedom of your own creative account when it comes to the design of the presentations. Still we would like for you to create your pitch with a rough framework we've provided. (These are similar questions you find when submitting a work on Devpost.)

Time: 5 minutes, make sure that it's short and precise - this is only an interim presentation and not the final submission. 

Material:…

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4 months ago

Reminder to fill out Doodle for Interim presentations (Saturday, 21st) I Deadline: August 17th, 10 AM UTC

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO FILL OUT THE DOODLE! THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY 10AM UTC.

Hi everyone, 

We are getting closer and closer to the Weekend of the Local Hubs. As you already could take from our Hackathon Plan and Dates, we would like to host voluntary Interim presentations on Saturday, 21st. These will happen physically and virtually via Zoom between 3pm and 8pm UTC (Universal Time Zone, please make sure you check what this means for your time zone)!

What to expect? 

We want to invite the teams to present their current project progress and pitch their general ideas…

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4 months ago

Invite to Interim Presentations on August, 21st 3pm-8pm UTC

Hi everyone, 

We are getting closer and closer to the Weekend of the Local Hubs. As you already could take from our Hackathon Plan and Dates, we would like to host voluntary Interim presentations on Saturday, 21st. These will happen physically and virtually via Zoom between 3pm and 8pm UTC (Universal Time Zone, please make sure you check what this means for your time zone)!

What to expect? 

We want to invite the teams to present their current project progress and pitch their general ideas with the jury present. Each team will have 5 minutes to present and 5 min…

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4 months ago

Correction: Local Hub Registration - SAAI Factory

Sorry, if our last email caused any confusion on your side!

We would like to correct that: the local hackathons are not a prerequisite for taking part in the overall, virtual hackathon of the SAAI Factory!

The local hackathons are voluntary, they are an offer to those who would like to join in on a physical event, and who would have the chance to visit since they live close to one of the local hubs. The registration for a local hub is only mandatory for being able to participate at a local hackathon.

Again, the local hackathons are not a

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4 months ago

Local hub registration

Hey everyone!

In less than two weeks the official hackathon weekend will take place.

From August 20th to 22nd we want to invite you all to join our local hubs in Hamburg, Zurich, Lagos, Thuwas, Riyadh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad und San Francisco.

Registration for participation is mandatory. Since there are only a few places avaliable in each location and local hub, we would like you to send us an email to register. The limits of places per location are the following:

  • Lagos: 5 pers.
  • Riyadh: 20 pers.
  • Thuwal: 15 pers.
  • Mumbai: 8 pers.
  • Bangalore: 10 pers.
  • Hyderabad: 10 pers.
  • Zurich:…

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4 months ago

Last Chance to join Symposium and Panel today

Hi, here's the last chance to join the last events of our kick off / symposium, now!

Zoom Link for All days: https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97892294271

Gathertown link for social Hours on select times for All days (check schedule below, 2 hours daily),https://gather.town/app/h3g5Ngjb0otUShuY/SAAISPACE

Youtube Live streaming (August 7th): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxUueusdnJ0

All the best,

Christoph


4 months ago

SAAI symposium Panel Discussion August 8th 5pm-6pm UTC

Thanks all for being a fantastic audience over the past two days. We are looking for the third and last exciting day. 

A small reminder that there is an exciting panel discussion concluding tomorrow event from 5 pm-6pm UTC / 1pm-2pm EST, 7pm-8pm CEST, 8pm-9pm AST, featuring

 

Panel Members

  • Sean Blagsvedt (CEO at Dara.Network)
  • Negar Rostamzadeh (Google Brain)
  • Célia Bugniot (Head of Business at Veesual),
  • Lia Coleman (AI Artist & Researcher, Adjunct Professor at RISD)
  • Luba Elliott (AI Art Curator)
  • Isaac Sullivan (Artist, Dubai).

 

Panel Moderators: 

  • Mohamed Elhoseiny (Assistant Professor, KAUST)
  • Christoph Faulhaber (Artist, Hamburg)

It will be

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4 months ago

Invitation to join Gather.town

To all participants:

We from the SAAI Team want to encourage you to join us during our Social hours on Gather.Town. Gather.town is a great virtual platform to start conversations. You get the chance to meet your team there, maybe new teammates or ask anyone from the SAAI Team something about the hackathon. 

Gathertown link: https://gather.town/app/h3g5Ngjb0otUShuY/SAAISPACE

Social hours today (August, 7th):

UTC: 8pm-10pm

PT: 1pm-3pm

ET: 4pm-6pm

CEST: 10pm-12

AST: 4pm-6pm

Hopefully see you then! 


4 months ago

Reminder: SAAI Kick-Off / Symposium

Hello to Everybody! 

We wanted to remind you that the second day of our Kick-Off / Symposium event is starting in 30 min, 3:00pm UTC!

Zoom Link for All days: https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97892294271

https://saai.devpost.com/details/symposium

Best, Christoph


4 months ago

SAAI Factory August 8th: Zoom and Facebook Streaming.

Dear Participants, please see the attached zoom and Facebook streaming links (open for everyone)

Zoom Link for All days: https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97892294271

Facebook Live streaming: https://www.facebook.com/10158364499525872/videos/781002019236329

Best,

Mohamed


4 months ago

Reminder: SAAI Kick-Off / Symposium

Hi everyone! 

We wanted to remind you that the Kick-Off / Symposium event starting tomorrow! You can access the Symposium any time through the Link you find in the section "Symposium & Workshop Program".

In this symposium we want to open up the creative process with a stream of  ideas and mind-boggling examples. We invited experts and pioneers that enable the field of Artificial Intelligence to go further and expand to share their passion, knowledge and inspiration with the audience. With a series of events we want to offer participants as well as anyone interested in Art and AI a

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4 months ago

Registration-Stop: Workshop `aiXdesign ́ Creative Kitchen

 

--- This workshop is already full, please take a look at other workshops available during the Symposium ---

Hi everyone! 

Within the SAAI Factory Symposium next week there will be a workshop offer on Design and AI hosted by Peter Kabel and his students from the HAW university in Hamburg. This specific workshop is created for designers and artists who want to dive in working with AI. 

Since this workshop is restricted to 25 persons, we would like you to send us an email at info@saai-factory.com (Subject: aixdesign registration) and we will then send you a password  for the…

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4 months ago

Teambuilding progress

Hi everyone! 

As the Hackathon is moving forward we are getting more and more excited for your projects and submissions. We noticed that there are still some solo participants out there looking for a team. We'd like to offer you our support in finding possible matches ? Would you wish for a matchmaking-event of some sort? 

You can contact us via info@saai-factory.com, if you have any concerns. 

For those who already have found teams, why don't you leave us your feedback in the discussion section! 

Thank you all! 

 

The SAAI Factory Team


5 months ago

Symposium and Workshop program is out now!

Hi everyone! 

We want to share the official Symposium program with you! You can find it on our Devpost-Site under the section "Symposium & Workshops". In this symposium we want to open up the creative process with a stream of  ideas and mind-boggling examples. We invited experts and pioneers that enable the field of Artificial Intelligence to go further and expand to share their passion, knowledge and inspiration with the audience. With a series of events we want to offer participants as well as anyone interested in Art and AI a spectrum of current perspectives and developments within the field.…

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5 months ago

Invitation to join our local hubs

Hi everyone! 

It now is less than a month to the official hackathon weekend. We want to invite you all to join our local hubs from August 20th to 22nd. Local hubs will be provided in: 

Hamburg, Zurich, Lagos, Abuja, Thuwal, Riyadh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, San Francisco.

In order to prepare everything for you, please send us an email via info@saai-factory.com (Subject: Local Hub) stating your full name, location and in which local hub you'd be interested in. 

Thank you all! 

The SAAI Factory Team

 


5 months ago

INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN VIDEO CAMPAIGN

 

 

Hi to all participants, 

The hackathon is in the making and we're happy to have you here! Currently we want to spread the word even more through social media, for an audience or maybe other future participants! Since we have so many interesting participants coming from various backgrounds in the field, we'd love for all of you to help us with a video campaign. Our plan is, to have various participants represent their idea of AI & ART in a small 10 sec video. We'd be so happy to have as many of you represented as…

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5 months ago

SAAI Factory Office Hours

Join-our-SLACK-workspace-2

 

Dear Participants,

In order to support you during the hackathon, we have created the following office hours on Thursday, July 15th:

  • 9:00 am, Berlin Time (UTC+2): General Questions: Christoph + 1P
  • 9:30 am, Berlin Time (UTC+2): Technical Questions: Mohamed + 1P

Please, mark them on your calendar and save this Zoom link for joining: https://kaust.zoom.us/j/97173096605

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on Slack Workspace (main) or the discussion forum.


5 months ago

Join our SLACK channel - Fill the Registration Form

Join-our-SLACK-workspace

 

Dear Participants,

We are excited to welcome you as a part of the SAAI Factory Hackathon. Yaaay, our community is growing!  However, to make our communication easier, we strongly recommend you to join our Slack Workspace (link).  You will be able to be updated with

  • announcements
  • group discussions
  • events
  • mentors/instructors.

We suggest you download the app on your mobile to stay alert on all activities.

Also, you are kindly required to fill the Registration Form. This allows us to find and suggest potential team members to you. You can register with either skills or ideas. However,…

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