UKAI Projects

At UKAI Projects, we research, prototype, and produce culture for what’s coming. Our work is a response to the increasing automation and regularization of everyday life. Many are no longer confident that the future will be better than the past or even the present, so we turn over more and more systems to the logics of efficiency and size. We deliver on projects that diversify the pool of solutions we have to draw upon now and going forward.

UKAI Values

  • Polyphony

    Multiple ways of understanding the world in conversation with each other.

  • Transvaluation

    Substituting new values into existing systems to shift why they do what they do (prioritizing generosity over efficiency, compassion over growth)

  • Prefiguration

    Organizing our relationships to reflect the future we are trying to build.

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Blog

  • For Immediate Release

    For Immediate Release

    UKAI Projects Announce Agreement in Principle for Significant Investment June 20, 2024 (20:50 UTC) Reykjavik, Iceland — UKAI Projects is thrilled to announce that a Toronto-based investment firm with a...

    For Immediate Release

    UKAI Projects Announce Agreement in Principle for Significant Investment June 20, 2024 (20:50 UTC) Reykjavik, Iceland — UKAI Projects is thrilled to announce that a Toronto-based investment firm with a...

  • The Means are the Ends

    The Means are the Ends

    UKAI Projects blends anarchist principles and artistic innovation in Iceland, creating immersive experiences that challenge visitors to explore and shape fragments of a future transformed by ecological and technological shifts.

    The Means are the Ends

    UKAI Projects blends anarchist principles and artistic innovation in Iceland, creating immersive experiences that challenge visitors to explore and shape fragments of a future transformed by ecological and technological shifts.

  • The Trouble with Synthetic Language

    The Trouble with Synthetic Language

    Large language models are rightly getting a lot of attention at the moment with the launch of ChatGPT and GPT-4. We are also seeing a backlash against digital images generated...

    The Trouble with Synthetic Language

    Large language models are rightly getting a lot of attention at the moment with the launch of ChatGPT and GPT-4. We are also seeing a backlash against digital images generated...

  • National AI Programming for Artists and Cultural Workers: Community Consultation Data (GTA)

    National AI Programming for Artists and Cultura...

    UKAI Projects will be offering national programming on artificial intelligence for artists and cultural workers through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2024. We will be...

    National AI Programming for Artists and Cultura...

    UKAI Projects will be offering national programming on artificial intelligence for artists and cultural workers through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2024. We will be...

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  • Critique in the Arts: Point versus System

    Critique in the Arts: Point versus System

    The arts has a long history of resisting fundamental changes, because those tasked and funded to produce art have a vested interest in how art is made and delivered in...

    Critique in the Arts: Point versus System

    The arts has a long history of resisting fundamental changes, because those tasked and funded to produce art have a vested interest in how art is made and delivered in...

  • Talking With and Through Generative Text

    Talking With and Through Generative Text

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #34 - Talking With and Through Generative Text   “The central problem for a stylistic of the novel may be formulated as the...

    Talking With and Through Generative Text

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #34 - Talking With and Through Generative Text   “The central problem for a stylistic of the novel may be formulated as the...

  • Erotic Fiction: Generative AI and Alterity

    Erotic Fiction: Generative AI and Alterity

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #33 - Erotic Fiction: Generative AI and Alterity “Society, as a search engine, a machine for consumption, is abolishing the desire for what...

    Erotic Fiction: Generative AI and Alterity

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #33 - Erotic Fiction: Generative AI and Alterity “Society, as a search engine, a machine for consumption, is abolishing the desire for what...

  • With Generative Language, Nobody Knows You're a Dog

    With Generative Language, Nobody Knows You're a...

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #32 - With Generative Language, Nobody Knows You're a Dog   The more time we spend with generative language tools, the more certain...

    With Generative Language, Nobody Knows You're a...

    UKAI Projects · Local Disturbances - Shorts #32 - With Generative Language, Nobody Knows You're a Dog   The more time we spend with generative language tools, the more certain...

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