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this is g.w. news a live from berlin britain mourns the death of prince philip. military salute and a moments of silence are being held in tribute to the 99 year old husband of queen elizabeth the 2nd we look at how the country and commonwealth are grieving along with the royal family also coming up on the show germany's chancellor takes control berlin says it will override state leaders and impose tougher national coronavirus restrictions. against the kickboxing kids of thailand hundreds of thousands enjoyed
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the talent enjoyed the sport and for some it's a route out of poverty but doctors warn it can cause a long term damage. hello i'm claire richardson welcome to the show britain is mourning the death of prince philip husband to queen elizabeth he died on friday aged 99 today military guns will fire salutes and sporting events will pause for minutes of silence flags will fly at half mast until the day of his funeral which is yet to be announced and although buckingham palace has asked crowds not to gather or lay flowers during the pandemic people have been coming out to express their grief. it's been a year filled with pain and oscillation for those in the united kingdom with many losing loved ones in the coronavirus pandemic. but much of british society is
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pausing to give special attention to the passing of one man they hold. i have a huge huge amount of respect for the. actually even talking about it we need a break. first it has come down here in just being here the. safety and everything else and just be placed. for the prince philip was wonderful father and a real asset to british life and i'm sure the queen is grieving terribly my wishes to her very sad. it's. sad sad sad he's been with us all throughout life the pair of. people in london to make their way to windsor castle or buckingham palace to pay their respects to prince philip the royal family people not to gather in large numbers
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due to the pandemic asking them to make a charitable donation instead. of westminster abbey bells ringing once every 99 minutes in tribute. u.k. prime minister boris johnson says his thoughts are with the queen who has lost her husband. so we mourn today with her majesty the queen we offer our condolences to her and toward her family and we give thanks as a nation and the kingdom for the extraordinary life and work of prince philip. the government says flags will fly at heart all over the country until the prince's funeral. his death will also be marked by a $41.00 gun salute at noon on saturday. and we're joined now by
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correspondent a beer get mass in london very good thanks for joining us on the weekend and what more do we know about plans for prince philip's funeral. it's not going to be this big affair that was originally planned because they're all family like everyone else has to adhere to coronavirus restrictions so that means only 30 people are allowed at the funeral and also the royal family don't want mass crowds what was originally planned moving the coffin between wind and saint james and london that's most likely not going to happen because that what it tracked crowds so they really have to do like everyone else they have to adhere to the regulation and have a fairly if private family funeral i assume and i think many will be wondering given recent events is whether we can expect to see prince harry and meghan attacked and. that is the big question and we don't really know details about all
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of days hasn't been published when will they actually have to funeral prince harry if you wanted to comment the assumption is that you very much would like to come because it is said that he had a very strong board and with his grandfather but if he has to if he has to fly over from california normally people have to quarantine for 5 days will actually also be be adhered to and harry's case we know that meghan is very pregnant so the assumption is that she might actually not attend the funeral but we'll have to see the royal family will in due course just tell people what the funeral arrangements will be and world leaders have been paying tribute to prince philip u.s. president joe biden for example has called him one heck of a guy tell us more about this man and his life. it's not just joe biden who thinks he's one heck of a guy i think a lot of people here in the u.k. have huge respect for him because he was really somebody who stood behind the woman
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that he loved behind the queen and he was always at her side really an elderly couple where each of them is strong and their own right but very much a unit and he really fulfilled his duty buckingham palace said that when he retired and that was only as recent as 2017 so well into his ninety's he attended all these public events and there buckingham palace calculated that it was over 20000 and gauge means that he have he has attended just by himself so then of course all the other engagements where we were where he would have been with the queen so just an enormous sense of duty is what the people here remember him for and one lady i talked to who works in a shop nearby he she told me about the loss of her brother and of coronavirus but then. she kind of almost welled out when she was talking about the book of
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edinburgh's death because i think people can especially in these tough times relate to a family losing a loved one even though he had a long life and from all we know also a peaceful death. i did have your correspondent get mass in london thank you so much for that update. let's turn our attention now to some other stories making headlines around the world police in greece have launched a manhunt after a veteran crime reporter was shot dead outside his home in athens your best career of us was ambushed and shot several times as he arrived home from work media offices in greece are frequently targeted in fire bombing and vandalism attacks. of all kaino has erupted on the caribbean island of st vincent for the 1st time in 4 decades 20000 people have been evacuated but the coronavirus has complicated the operation neighboring islands say they will only accept vaccinating people. and
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india has reported more than $145000.00 each new coronavirus cases the largest daily increase of by far since the pandemic started infections have surged in recent weeks from thing many states to impose tougher restrictions like curfews and weekends lockdowns. and german chancellor angela merkel plans to introduce legislation aimed at giving the federal government more powers to impose nationwide pandemic restrictions berlin wants to impose national restrictions if new infections go over certain limits germany is of course battling a 3rd covert 1000 wave and doctors warn hospitals will soon be overwhelmed here's more from our reporter. if i want to go shopping in berlin i can do that if i get tested before hand here i can do that right in front of the shopping center and the testers for free. the testing bird goes in an hour and the shopping can begin with these repartee many cities are restrictions meanwhile in other
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places new carpet measures are implemented and curfews put in place. everywhere in the country the rules are different leading to confusion for many. nobody knows anymore what the regulations are right now the more you voted for i think it's chaos especially if you look at the different vaccination strategies and belinda very good in lower saxony it's a disaster it is just not working because north and the nordic politicians are going back and forth and want to distinguish themselves with new proposals but the scientists they're doing a much better job. and they have very clear on what they need needs right now. is in the movie that we look into our mobility analysis and we see that contacts have not been reduced as much as during the 1st lockdown and that's where we need to come back to it because we're dealing with a new variant b 117 which is spreading faster but the only way to do that this through
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a coherent systematic intensive and maybe shorter knock down look here at the chancellor's office is calling for a strict and nationwide lockdown but federal states have the decision making powers in the fight against the pandemic and the states have very different views especially now that the elections and painless start i mean lash out from north rhine-westphalia and michael stood up from the various fighting over the sea the use candidacy for chancellor it's the political management of the crisis going out of hand this is a moment or just politicos are going. away say we have. to make long term decisions but actually thinking of the next election is why they want to avoid uncomfortable inconvenient decisions decisions people won't understand but that's a mistake because in times of crises people want security and they are also prepared to take responsibility but politicians have to lead the way. straight
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food covered measures that is what people look cool cool here in germany strict rules no ensure this political discussion continues. let's bring you up to speed now with some other developments in the pandemic that we use drugs regulator is reviewing johnson and johnson's kovac $1000.00 vaccine after 4 reports of unusual blood clots it's also expanding its investigation of astra zeneca shocks meanwhile the world health organization says there is still a quote shocking imbalance in the global distribution of coronavirus vaccines a new tally shows 87 percent of the shots have been administered in wealthy countries and french police say they have busted an underground restaurant in paris more than $100.00 dinars were fined and the organizers arrested for breaking pandemic rules. let's turn to bundesliga football now and a struggling bealefeld hosted fribourg on a friday the visitors wanted a win to boost their slim chances of european qualification while the home side
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needed 3 points to help avoid relegation when i own an only goal by work at 69 minutes won the game for bielefeld lifting villa felt out of the drop zone at least until their rivals play tomorrow and today freiburg remain in 10th place in the standings. and now to thailand and it's a rich tradition of boxing a sport that appeals to all ages and there are an estimated $300000.00 boxers under the age of 15 among them touch up he's a kick boxer some doctors are now calling for a ban on children boxing but tata wants to punch his way out of poverty for his family. sure. packs a serious punch but at what cost time like can not when i always get bruises on my shame so i have to put ice on them to heal. qatar's mother who is often ringside during his fights has mixed feelings about her 9 year old son boxing
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. hofmann's i do feel pity for my son when he gets hurt i know he's hurt when he's in the ring. but he always tries to hide it and tells me about it later on the way i feel god it's all but i know this is what he likes. so i have to fully support him and. makers have sought to ban boxing for children under the age of 12 but to no avail research has shown extensive damage could impact children's intelligence levels and brain development. causes brain injuries as weak in clearly see from older boxers boxers are at a risk of memory loss in the ability to control their muscles and parkinson's disease now. in 2018
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a 13 year old boy died after a thai boxing match renewing pressure on thailand to ban children from the sport but its popularity in revenue potential has kept it thriving. despite the risk wants to cash in. my day i can afford to buy my house car and earn more money for her. and. i member that the main income of the family at the moment comes from tata. for example the last fight he had helps pay off all my debts. until the law in thailand changes and children like will be allowed to put themselves in harm's way waiting for a pay day that might never come. you're watching t.v.
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news to live from berlin coming up next on reporter syria's torture program goes on trial in germany i'll be back with more news at the top of the hour but for now thanks for joining me and. my 1st bicycle was a sewing machine. i come from women are almost by this ocean for. something as simple as learning how to write a bicycle isn't. this. as i was a little girl i want to talk about the bicycle of my home and it took me years the been there. finally the game bob invented by me and i say this but returned with the sewing machine sewing i suppose was more apropos age for girls than writing and by. now i want to meet south from bozeman back home where bones by venting and
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social norms and inform them of old dead basic rights my name is them out of the homes and i worked at some of them. for the 1st time anywhere in the world a high ranking syrian officer is on trial in germany and war are was the alleged head of torture for the assad regime in damascus he is charged with murder torture and rape gave the orders beat him he'd say and i was beaten if mr and wanted not like my answer to a question. or the. survivors are also attending the trial and hoping for justice.
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journalist you know what father is on her way to the higher reaches court in call blinds or the trial has been underway for a year so far she has not missed a day in court if i say i don't know what i will hear and i don't know if you will come. sometimes i'm anxious but on the other hand i know i'm going to him and he said details in this call session. or other court sessions that someone who have a better. does not yet know which witness or joint plaintive will testify today because the court is keeping the name sealed the fear of assad's long reach is so
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great that witnesses and joint plaintiffs are intimidated in the courtroom luna whose name has been changed to protect her identity is the only syrian journalist following the trial here she is doing this for all of the syrians who cannot be present for her this is not about journalistic responsibility this is a fish to show me this is they're important to me because i am also a form of political prisoner from the same wallet at al cutty prison. and when the witnesses give their testimonies of the stories here i also have my story in fact i am also writing my story behind the scenes. there. are as allegedly responsible for these accounts of torture that are being discussed in court he is charged with crimes against humanity $58.00 counts of murder torture in at least $4000.00 cases and rape his personal culpability is being tried in
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copeland's but as he sits in the dock he represents the entire assad regime. wassim mcdonald was also tortured by n y r r when he was on his way to a demonstration in syria in september 20th levon he was arrested and taken to the prison a notorious torture facility where and more are was in charge. i was interrogated 3 times over the course of 5 days. each time i was interrogated allegedly by and why are what he said i am the interrogator. has been. in gave the orders and he told others to beat me so i was beaten if mr anwar did not like my answer to a question. which to fund. wassim tells us that he shared a 22 square meter cell with 87 other people they all took turns sleeping in a seated position security guards broke his ribs during the interrogation wassim
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did not tell n y r r that he is a musician. it differs in the interrogation i was always afraid that they would beat my hands if a hand would be broken or a finger removed or something like that it would be a disaster for me. and. my leg they always told me to lay on my stomach with it and put my feet in the air so i laid on my stomach and placed my hands beneath my chest. that in part to support my ribs because it was painful to lie on my stomach the health of the. earth but also to protect my hands with it no matter where they hit me they didn't reach my hands. on this was all i could do besides being dead to protect them i was afraid for my hands and for my life but at least there was something i
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could do about my hands. her mind a hand at this and that was my personal kind of resistance that's why. there's only chivvied us to stop. crossing continues to resist today here in berlin in front of the reichstag the german parliament he and other like minded people are calling for an end of the assad regime. is playing revolutionary songs for his fellow comrades in support of a free and democratic syria. but a son its reach is long and his regime exerts a strong influence on witnesses and joint plaintiffs in germany their families who are still in syria report instances of intimidation nevertheless a cmos testified in court and human rights lawyer should mana saif says this is important. that everyone would team for sure and he.
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will not there or that means a. monopoly and we will not be able to maybe a. day making this enormous. wall on the head of. the wall going all over won't dignity homo ardmore be what this be and more. for the human portrayed think. what we want. or who by the time luna want to was imprisoned in a hut and war are was already gone having defected to the opposition as one of their intelligence officers be applied for asylum in germany when he told the authorities about his past they arrested him under the principle of universal jurisdiction that allows a state to prosecute crimes against humanity even if. they took place outside of
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their territory and even if neither the perpetrators nor the victims are citizens of that state since then you know what far has heard and seen many cruel stories in the courtroom this was one of the most difficult moments for her. the caesar photographs pictures taken by a former syrian military photographer referred to by the alias caesar who secretly combi them while still working for the regime and later smuggled them out of the country the now they are evidence of the assad regime's torture methods. to see victims depicted in this way without being able to change anything. i can only sit behind the witnesses and record that testimony but i can't change anything in syria. and this is the sion was really really bad
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at i will never forget the photos. it was full of that i tried not to see those photos it'll take us so i guess in this particular court session. it was necessary. that's why most owners saw the caesar photos for the 1st time shortly after they were published in 2014 during which time she was an active protester in syria and from that moment on she knew exactly what she was facing even so she continued to go to demonstrations when people were killed in a chemical weapons attack she took photos of the graves sent them abroad and was arrested. and of sammy's concocts over there an officer asked me to give him the names of others who worked with me i said there were no other as this i worked all by myself. and at that point he loved often and said. ok
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you don't want to be co-operative with us so that's why i will take your kids. during the entire year that no was in prison she was afraid for her children only later did she learn that they were never arrested so. far lona it's the end of another day in court she's reporting live on the events today for the arabic channel vent news and she's about to interview one of the joint plaintiffs. takes a many other witnesses beforehand and it was not easy for this witness to tell his story and they remember how awful things that happened and are forced to relive a bad feelings they don't want to remember. this is no you don't have suffered with each testimony she is also reminded of her torture in prison you know wants to know what it was like for the witness today. we're getting a questions from a german court it was also very sad to judge this guy in front of the german court
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. we have to judge the same person and other people in our syrian courts as well. here in berlin revolutionaries would also prefer to see the main defendant tried in a syrian court but they are confident that call blunt's is at least the 1st step toward justice by the syrians never had a place to talk about our ideas equity or justice and now we have this opportunity because of the copelands trial. it got that for the 1st time and we actually need justice to syria among it but not just that it's that this man has committed certain crimes against syria and is and this is the criminal trial against that man against him but not against the regime exactly but copeland's is very important because this case represents the whole government the whole syrian government is
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a criminal i agree because it systematic not an isolated case the at the 1st step but i'm hopeful this will make to me to. be what it. was seeing and the other revolutionaries hope assad will also have to stand trial at some point some of the people here are sure that the trial is already leaving its mark on syria and the lawyer on maher albany is one of them he has helped prepare many of the lawsuits but i am sure they do this they separately i am. sure the crimean that's now. up to. them at him would be gone in. so they feel free to write. on the other hand doesn't believe the trial has changed anything in syria so far.
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here at home in copeland's she jots down her thoughts from the courtroom and marks the locations of mass graves on maps luna who has asylum has been in germany since 2015 she and her children are safe here and that makes her happy the trial in koblenz is changing her life. i think about what has happened to other prisoners in syria all the time. for example what happened to the women who were in my cell. their fate. i don't know. the regime is still torturing tens of thousands of syrians no one is documenting this process for them to so that she can say we did not stand idly by while this happened.
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is this art. or is it just technologies. artificial intelligence create our. distant future. nightmare. was a delightful dream. i as an artist are 21. next. treasury in the desert in. the marshes natural gas field in the wrong and crude oil the sources of turkmenistan's knowledge but ours knowledge is now discovering even more in the cotton desert traces on the front got an empire of 1000 year old center of power turkmenistan's ancient heritage. in 45 minutes on d w. w's crime fighters are back with the africa's most successful radio drama
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series continues from the only persones are available online discourse you can share and discuss on w africa's face for feature and other social media platforms crime fighters to mean now. what. were. you. like a machine if indeed been mentioned but was not as. mean maybe one day they will they will have their own preferences that we care about in their. you know if they become like a new whole new species. artificial
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intelligence create things we've never seen or heard before. like gustav mahler unfinished 10th symphony now completed in its entirety. our. deep neural network news net has managed to complete what the composer couldn't ai is invading our lives and the arts. just how much is the subject of one's research age rector of the max planck institute force human development in berlin he talks with us about ai and how to deal with intelligent machines. or head of research center humans and machines why do you think it's important to study the behavior of machines because machines are and you. factor in our world
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you know this is the 1st time that we've created a tool that can make decisions on its own. it's going to be driving cars it's going to be making decisions about who gets hired and fired her that is going to help us create art and so what. so what would you say are the possible scenarios we're looking at in the near future. problem with machine gun is that it might be learned. harmful behavior is all it's all we need to understand that we're dealing with a new kind of. entity that may be a little bit unpredictable. like in a space odyssey doors oh. i'm sorry. i'm afraid i can't do that computer how is an intelligent beast but with an emphasis on beast think
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you know what the problem is just as well as right this mission is too important for me to jeopardize. an intractable how doesn't think much of people logically speaking there's no reason to since there's so liable to breaking down. in alien the space ships computer mother acts in a similar why it. was. like. turning the wrath of salt human survive a cigar in a way that as ripley. in films intelligent machines usually run amok though a few strive to be human sometimes even more humane than never all models. say that the robot in student spielberg's ai even wants to build real relationships. but is david as harmless as he looks. sort of official.
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of course it is in blade runner replicants go rogue to escape their fights a slave laborers so the ng to hide their true identities it seems you feel i work is not a benefit to the public. it's fingers going to murder me or my straight. in one of the red comedies about am i the robot may not look human but he's super real buddy. now. that you ever had a dream video that you were so sure was real. in the matrix trilogy i eyed controls an entire parallel universe one in which people are clearly not welcome. should be. trained series this planet leave. em to shoot.
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the terminator is sent back from the future to correct the course of history he's a killing machine guided by ai because humans could endanger robots in the future they're deemed expendable. but later it's machines against machines and everything ends in chaos yet in most cinematic confrontations with humans who come out on top . that's probably because for now people are still watching scripts. trust me ai causes a lot of anxiety and fear within society how can we deal with this and do you think that these concerns are valid i think people are afraid to weigh on today because we don't understand this thing so if i is not as powerful as hollywood depicts how powerful is it you know where is it being used what kinds of mistakes does it make
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is it affecting me as an effect in my family or does it make us strictly better off or sometimes worse off and i think when when you don't understand something that is gaining more and more power over you there. think it's your right to be concerned what about the air i self would you describe that more as a simple tool or could you see it also being a creative genius we did a study on on how people perceive they are and we found it also the way you speak about it i can shape public perception so for example 1st i generated art in a high profile auction was sold for something you know just under half a $1000000.00 if you use the language of agency to describe very high the artist gets like tens of thousands of dollars less but in people's minds but when you ask them how much money do you think the heart of city vs the programmer and so on so
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that really translates to real money. and the same thing goes for when something goes wrong so we want to stimulate a discussion about language or rather they are because of this language has real consequences on. blame and praise on benefits and on costs for real humans. behind the old walls of this 16th century man i just outside london their lives a robot that draws. this machine with a human face is named. she's a robot with the mannerisms of a real artist. i was her theory to work like. her.
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there for. ages been drawing and painting since 2019 last year her work sold out as an exhibition at oxford university and it's estimated that collectors have paid more than $1000000.00 pounds for where x. . gallery owner 8 and miller came up with the idea to create a down. the road where you try. every hosiery oh the hurt is pretty cold. together with a team of computer scientists robotics experts and design as miller developed in his own words the world's 1st robot artist programmed for creativity. major draws with chalk and paints with acrylic. works make a food chain. to the uncanny to look ahead to have this interaction with the
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normal human in the way that we can. it's quite a i'm fertile in feeling but she would be surprised how quickly you feel very relaxed with and with having a robot in your. mellow sees age or as a call to explore the potential of artificial intelligence before it's too late. but is this real art or is it just a grand technical achievement a.j. raises the question whether human artists will be competing against robots in the future. we've heard. from different artists thinking oh my goodness what does that mean for my own abilities. we very much believe the wiser. within the world is very much similar to the rise of the camera in the fifty's and sixty's. people were very threatened by this camera. painting the
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idea that one day robots might replace humans is unsinkable for artist marcus lee pets he's one of the most influential german contemporary painters sees artist robots like ada is no more than an attempt to attack the divine spark of human genius one of the last mysteries of our enlightened and mechanized world. the machine in the robot is an abomination in the machine the machine start to think i'd say it's an outrage they become the enemy. this enemy relies on human input data templates and information that robots like a program to process and they continue to get better with this processing on a technical level. yet the machine understands neither a painter's creative urges no an artist's obsession. that's why robots that paint and draw will always be condemned to merely imitate.
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machines can only do what humans do when we don't need machines or machines would need to do something that humans can't. perhaps true mechanical creativity is at its best when it supports human roles and algorithms can help or act as assistance the british artist and i read ledes to create a symbol of both worlds. real life and the world of technology in her art she creates virtual flowers through machine learning riddler is only able to see the results of her work when the computer has finished processing. it's like when you catch a glimpse of yourself in america before you realize it's year and you kind of you kind of recognize yourself but you also don't so it's this weird uncanny kind of kind of sensation. in her video installation most a virus she lets the computer come up with an endless sequence of chewed it pitches
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these 2 loops don't exist in this way they're based on tens of thousands of images of real flowers that an irregular photographed categorized and then handed over to her ai helper. it's always surprising and it's always something that is you know it's like a wild or freer version of something that you might create but you could never get there without this help. every single chewed it was a unique electronic specimen and attributes to the dutch masters and their 17th century still life paintings the technical possibilities and now and i read lots of paint such classic motifs in a completely new guy. not with a brush or on a canvas but through artistic artificial intelligence. her original and over to our generated creations i would say the majority of ai to
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their creations today are not as original as you might think and the reason is they rely on machine learning and machine learning is that. for the most part he learns from examples so it is as original as all of this combined art that it's all before i think the part of machines. creativity that's more original that's more risky that's more exploratory where the machine is creating completely new imagination which i think is much less developed today but that part could really change. what it means to create art. music composed by richard skate over to put it more precisely the rivers many bends analyzed and transposed into notes the rhythm is set by the forces of nature.
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and the flows. in the river has lots of bends or has a more complex visual structure than the musical structure is also more complex and when the course of the river changes then you also hear that as acoustic feedback as a kind of live ranter potations based on the data acquired by the. algorithms to fit with countless examples which teach the what to and sounds into music it can then suggest what theme the melody could embark on next. music made mathematically is it creative is it art. have of course it's another approach that's the way you need to imagine it and i'm going to say i belong to a whole generation of new composers and also artists who have grown up with technology and with algorithmic methods. mission metod and what ai has now opened up for machine learning to put it more precisely as
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a kind of sparring partner is bearings. a partner that helps in the composition process and reacts to suggestions. for 9 years musician ali nick ryan has been developing a program to write sophisticated compositions was this written by a man or a machine it's impossible to tell. his big breakthrough came with the program. which can compose pieces in the style of everything from outside to. listen to a piece of music that is accomplished by any isis it is able to examine responses in us because of the exactly the same as not understanding of our emotions the. classical pianist glenn.


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