The 2nd SAAI Factory Hackathon Kickoff Symposium at KAUST

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Building 20, Auditorium

We are pleased to invite you to the second SAAI (Super Artistic AI) Factory Hackathon 2023, a program chaired by Christoph Faulhaber (Conceptual Artist, Film Maker) and Mohamed Elhoseiny (Computer Science Faculty at KAUST). 


About SAAI Factory Hackathon

Established in 2021, SAAI Factory has been an initiative and one of the first contemporary art-based hackathons on Artificial Intelligence. The hackathon provides a framework for hackers, artists, coders, designers, tech evangelists, creatives, and developers from all disciplines to come together and explore the possibilities opened up by artificial intelligence as a field of artistic practice.

More information on the SAAI Factory 2021, associated events, and the winning projects can be found at this link.


SAAI Hackathon: Call for International Participation

Deadline - June 1, 2023

Are you an artist or a coder? Pull together a team of up to five members and register with your skills and ideas by May 15, 2023. Each team should consist of at least one coder and one artist. Participants can submit their projects in various domains, including text, writing, music, sound, image, pictures, movement and motion. Participants from art and tech will be brought together through online social encounters and match-making to form international teams. 

  • For details on the Hackathon requirements, visit The Second SAAI Factory Hackathon webpage. This is where you register for participation and submit the final version of your project.
  • Final project submission deadline: May 15, 2023.
  • The SAAI Factory Community: To join the SAAI Factory community click here. You can seek to form a team there. You can join and start now. This community includes participants who have joined since 2021.

For inquiries, please join the SAAI Factory community by clicking here.


SAAI Symposium and AI Art Hacking Sessions at KAUST 

KAUST has been a main contributor to the founding of SAAI and we are pleased to be hosting a second edition of the in-house symposium on campus on May 2-4, 2023, bringing an in-person experience of the hackathon.

The event will feature talks from world-renowned experts, AI art exhibits, and interactive demos, ultimately providing opportunities to collaborate with others interested in the intersection of AI and art.


The event will also be live-streamed on Youtube through the below links: 

Symposium and Workshop Day 1

Symposium and Workshop Day 2


You can register for participation in the SAAI Symposium and in-house hackathon event here.



Auditorium (Building 20)





Tuesday, May 2, 2023

9 -10: Christoph Faulhaber, Conceptual Artist, Film Maker, welcome and introduction to SAAI Factory Symposium and Hackathon

10-11: Professor Mohamed Elhoseiny 

11-12: AI Art tutorial part one by Vision CAIR team

12-13:30: Lunch

 13:30-14:30: AI Art tutorial part 2 by Vision CAIR team 

14:30-15: Break 

15-17: Hacking sessions  

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

 9-10: Luba Elliot  

10-11: James She 

11-12: Hacking sessions: part 1 

12-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Hacking sessions: part 1 

14:30-15:30: Panel Discussion 

15:30- 17: Social event 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

9-12 Hacking sessions 

12-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14: Closing + Next Steps

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