XXVIII. Mainz Colloquium

On January the 27th the XXVIII. Mainz Colloquium takes place.

Machines write, illustrate and distribute books – work relief or dystopia

The world of books has long been largely digital. But with artificial intelligence, the book industry is changing once again. Machines write texts, generate audio books and create translations, evaluate manuscripts and design illustrations. Marketing processes, distribution channels and media campaigns are also using algorithmic systems more and more as a matter of course. Are machines now taking command in the book world as well, or are they merely taking repetitive tasks with limited scope from us in times of a shortage of skilled workers? The XVIII. Mainz Colloquium will discuss the latest developments with experts from the book industry.

Date: 27 January 2023
Time: 10 am to 4 pm 
Location: Artrium Maximum JGU, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 5, Mainz
Host: Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Writing-Oriented Media, Department of Book Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in cooperation with International Gutenberg Society