Qualifying for the Battle

HYBRID 2022/23

Do you have what it takes to become a Prompt Designer? Based on the Rap Battle format, the Prompt Battle is an event where people compete against each other using speech. AI-supported text-to-image software enables users to generate new complex photos, images and illustrations out of thin air by typing in image descriptions, so-called prompts.

In the prelude on Saturday evening, visitors can try their hand at prompt design at the workstations outside the competition and learn more about the tricks of the prompt professionals. Those who like it can register directly for the competition on Sunday evening.

In the actual Prompt Battle on Sunday evening (5-7 p.m.), the participants will demonstrate their prompt design skills in turn-based game formats. The audience will decide who will elicit the most surprising, disturbing or beautiful images from the artificial intelligence and emerge as the winner of the matches.

In 2022, advances in machine learning have led to a quantum leap in the quality and accessibility of AI-generated images. The Prompt Battle uses the game to approach the numerous ethical, economic, copyright and aesthetic questions raised by the new image synthesisers in a practical way.

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Prompt Battle #1: Dresden is a cooperation with the Faculty of Design at HTW Dresden. The Prompt Battle format was developed by Prof. Florian A. Schmidt and Prof. Sebastian Schmieg with the support of students at HTW Dresden:

Lina Schwarzenberg (Bar)

Emmy Krause (Bar) 

Bernadette Geiger (sounds and players)

Ella Zickerick (player)

Levi Stein (player)

Robert Hellwig (Photography/Documentation)