June 22, 2023

YAK - Shaping the future in a changing world

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Yacine Aït Kaci is a pioneering French digital artist also known as YAK.

He helped bridge the gap between the real and the virtual with the Electronic Shadow company in the 2000s, where he created numerous innovative installations and live performances and won several international awards.

In 2011, he created Elyx, a character in his own right on social networks, who became the first digital ambassador for the United Nations, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2018, he co-founded the ELYX Foundation and the ELYX company, which bridges the gap between Sustainable Development Goals, Innovation and Art. In his New Decade, the ELYX character logically enters Metavers, Artificial Intelligence and the world of NFT.

We spoke with YAK about his artistic inspirations, the current issues we face and the impact of new technologies like artificial intelligence and mixed reality on our society.

We cover a range of topics:

  • YAK's background
  • The birth of ELYX
  • YAK's artistic influences
  • Key collaborations and current global challenges
  • Tech and AI
  • Managing AI: Ethics and Governance
  • AI self-referencing or the potential disappearance of our culture
  • The impact of mixed and virtual reality
  • Tech to protect the world's cultural heritage
  • YAK's message to the next generation
  • Places to visit for YAK

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