tv Arts.21 - Is our future AI Deutsche Welle January 2, 2022 11:30pm-12:01am CET
we've grown up with technology with an algorithmic methods and maturing. ma mazda. how shocking, how transparent we are. both artificial intelligence is pretty much everywhere, and it can be helpful. but how creative can machine learning b, where are the limits and what are the dangers? an exhibition and they should gain a museum and dressed and gives us answers about a i and explains how it all began. plus a pioneer of algorithm art shows us how creative machines can be. and ai even makes
music using algorithms and rivers to compose amazing sounds. but 1st, how transparent are we for a i? what do the data trails we leave behind on the internet? say about us? an unsettling experiment in the documentary made to measure the scaffolding, nanine negotiation as a feeler, that nevada. it's 20 years of the was i transitions. i'm at google to get done dimensions. we can predict the kindling relations whooshed, unfamiliar warning from mentioned mc nauseating clicks for has adam. it's not a secret. the giant tech companies like google collect our data at how far do they really go and can we grasp it emotionally. in the documentary made to measure the artist group, la old coon, from berlin in vienna. help us experience this through a surprising experiment. rusty's adap invoke as you go on soccer,
we wanted to take a closer look at our daughter being collected daily by google and facebook and what it actually says about us. now we decided to explore that with a kind of artistic data experiment, where we pose the question and it can reconstruct a person's life story based on their data centric without ever having met them before. that's what we tried to do, walk as in harm on the something else probably it. ringback ringback the film follows the artist journey from the creation of the facebook add 2 years ago with a asked for a non us data donations. ringback ringback ready they then breathe life into the stories behind the data by using an actress. the common ellen i all 3 of us have a background in theater. and our goal was to find a way how to reproduce a person just by using their data. and we asked an app just to fill in the gaps from google searches with her acting skills smithy. overcharged oh, it has luna and don't thinking it it's washington. these look in novi. moved system
of the knowledge because they used data from an austrian woman. the group pied viennese actress natalie cooper, as the doppelganger using the information from the delta. they created a few sit in which she took on a new life and played in recreated scenes or non gotta sign a beginning. then we introduced the woman who donated her. donna, to her double gannon, and her life story was told to her by the actress who of course, never really led this reconstructed lion. but she made it sound real that down to the last detail, the others had failed at hennessy escalate business. let's the other type in the documentary we see the 2 women sitting across from each other for the 1st time, a blind date with an increasingly oppressive intensity. hello dee had me done at seal it there, seek lout. thus he spin as a,
even i lack lanning command in the hole. it upon the film follows the don't as life from her 1st waitressing job to training as a pastry chef to her nervous breakdown. the film left his speechless and shocked. the views are to anger the daunting sitting that the 3 artist came up with is so realistic that the embodiment of the data feels like a true story. it triggers the view is to think, can such a story also be created from our data? and could we avoid our data being collected by using a different search engine, or by deleting our facebook account, they put them on the oven if one tries to escape data collection by not having a google account because there is a very, very high probability that these giant tech companies have other ways to collect our data finance for an amazon that somebody called, and ions on it. for example, when we open our smartphone apps,
they track uses and share daughter with companies like google out and buy the game . andes of wasn't on garden google, on the projects website, one can have an interactive experience. it's possible to get involved in the experiment and see how it works. a much more daring experience than just watching a film. the participant answers questions about the donor in the film and while doing so, the website collects their data. at the end they receive a shocking profile of themselves as emmett, what we're trying to show on our website is something that is never been done elsewhere and not just being observed, but that we are also being observed while we're observing this read an agreeable orbit. that's fine, but all button paid assistant, he and part of the system. it is the interesting thing. nothing. we must live like the system to try to design for it that is about being able to get young decimal about ourselves. kind of like happy isn't that enough trails i data thing. she
didn't even know that she had left the image and that was the scariest part like grammar kind of looked at her day to renew. we were looking at something shady or mattie. and i know about herself as is vice eating disorders, depression, a life in crisis. when confronted with the daughter, the participant was overwhelmed. i'd forgotten her with any roach left. the intimate nature of the art project made to measure gives it a highly political effect. cuss the door safety with and does is for once that's also al conclusion from this experiment. i know that a very, very big question needs to be put on politics in europe, because currently there is no control over dotted trading and thought take for example, the so called real time bidding was where real time data packages and our personal profiles i being traded to data brokers,
as soon as nobody really knows what these data brokers actually do with this information. these a data broker engagement isn't from us. we're the only advice the artist could give us about our online behavior. windsurfing is to minimize cookie settings, to the bare minimum. we don't really have any other alternatives, at least not yet. ah, how was a i developed questions and answers about its beginnings, opportunities and risks at an exhibition, in the deutsch, as he gain a museum. this chauffeur never speak. nor does it swear. this is a computer that can make practical decisions. left right. stop will go. based on calculating countless. now it is an autonomous vehicle. it's decision making process is better than any humans. it for not witchcraft. it is simply a, i say we are taught at the center hygiene museum into the artificial intelligence
is a technical nerd. in the sense that a machine and a i system can solve a certain task in a very precise, cheap and quick manner of under certain circumstances. it can even do it much better than humans, but it can only do that one task. im no design off color. the exhibition a i machine, his men, human dreams explores how humans have been searching for clever servants for centuries. the automation chance play was an 18th century fake chess playing machine, maneuvered by a clever man hidden inside. oh, of the exhibitions introduction, we enter the exercise room. the red neural network connects artworks and installations that show how a i is created. busy the benchmark is the marvelous brain. busy the method is machine learning the computer with an enormous memory lens to link information, almost like a brain, as if it were thinking independently,
o x for lots of it does from. so in this exhibit to principle an object recognition and you'll networks is as play of the act won't have to come up. for example, when we put an object under the camera, we see how the object is detected by the camera and pass through the different layers of the neural network. doors lived. this results in the ability to detect the object, the is of the act, a country it. so it's a training station. the intelligent system has not yet finished learning. this any straits that a i can only do what it has been taught, but still it's becoming more common. this is marvin a friend. as a luke personality at you and i. why johnny's a cat over here. my phrase caused entry and using is infractions to determine patterns and a barrier itself. luckily i can react to lead to feelings. but this kind of uses in
no way comparable to deep fakes, which i'm much more sinister. i am a fake bear, a d fake to be precise. and as you can see, even ivy prime minister can be affected by them. there's the unregulated power of technology is like this risk fueling, this information eroding trust and compromising baghdad democracy this chance. what a i can do and what's more, it is a i, this is led to the disruptive revolution that we are not quite yet aware of featuring names from amazon to sunday. and that in capital is a concentration process is stronger in dot to capitalism than it is in finance, capitalism, or industrial capitalism. so there's a close connection between the fact that companies with the greatest wealth of dod ons and also work well with a i. and also the world's most successful companies hang on to this angry and, and that's was amen. the data are the most valuable resource for value creation to day. for the vouch up for the u. s. and china route local ai powers.
china has used facial recognition to perfect surveillance. so let me ask that jim and law enforcement also relies on it in special cases. here a i learned to recognize jess jones typically results and found the alarm when it shows up in permanent surveillance with, well, well, we're considering surveillance systems for humans, for example, it's justifiable that we must view this technology from a critical perspective. in any case, i order and we've got to put a great deal of work into regulating this technology and developing awareness for when we want to use or not always the underwent water and whooshed.
we love to express ourselves on social media and reveal things about ourselves. in the digital age, we can have many identities. now, an artist has created a fitting artwork and recreated herself literally blue skin face body. a 3 d body scan based on the oddest louisa claimant herself encoded with an algorithmic simulation of her personality. common communication is the basis of our existence signs. my name is with, with my chinese name is faith main. i can say i'm very happy. i'm from the future. in today's world we see ourselves reflected in social media every day. how does that old to al perception about body, our appearance? have we basically become our own doppelganger thus conditions? once i find interesting is that i don't think, boy, what sets me apart on that round the how i adapt in order to fit in does that i am
and feel sad one minute than the month. but dan, who am i? oh, what i, what makes me unique. oh, what makes me dear friend, from every one else london, another louisa clement likes to go beyond the glossy surface of social media in her quest to explore issues of identity based in bon, this former student of the renowned photographer, andreas gorski, is a rising star. in the international art world dulls and avatars make frequent appearances in her work. oh, work. during new york's locked down, her video installation not lost in you was displayed on time square. a piece about touch and human closeness. what happens to us when we can only communicate via whatsapp and zoom? they allow but as of what i think it can lead to intense loneliness of them so far,
i can sit on the sofa post stuff online and when right stuff, you know who my and fill my life that way. and in the amount of atlanta mckee, i'm alone on the sofa. i'm not sitting in a cafe around the corner lavishly. i think you can experience the reality check and start wondering what the point is. alice, when his sharing your life on line and getting loads of likes happens when actually really just on your own. you meant a by but these days zoom conferences can't be avoided. the oddest is talking to researchers at the university of sob hogan. they've developed a chat box that allows the doll to talk her out. official intelligence system is based on 2000 personal questions. the doll responds and learns according to who is talking to her. and about what as a, in a hyped a dental visit, the donna said with information that we selected with louisa, especially in height, to give you that. but the chat bought command, in addition to the chat box components that come from which continued to develop
and might no longer conform to what louisa wants to say. it intricate a mist mid evening. the dawn will still be like her voice message. me, you left him as an experiment that involves a deliberate loss of control in order to explore the ways we unwittingly succumb to prussia and nomes. louisa claimant is stringent with her subject matter but lavish with her visuals. she creates a universe steeped in references and allusions, nude photographs of the doe, not the artist. wonderful, quentin remarked. the doll allows me to do back with her and allows me to add a certain brutality without him on the i got directness that i might not have with my own body. i can cover like one which i might not want to show to the populate on
it yet. i thought i didn't vote up to for now. there are 3 of these avatars. 7 more will be made and sold to museums and collectors. oh. are you interested in history? yes, because you can learn a lot from the past and the present. and they each have their own experience, and with each of them, the oddest will be giving away a little pace of herself. at some point, she plans to bring them all together for a very unusual sort of family reunion and learning and self evolving machines. can they also be autonomous li, creative a fascinating question for artists. mario cling amount is considered one of the pioneers in the field of algorithm art. or from an auto di jacked to one of the world's most popular digital artists. mario clingman has had a skyrocketing career in ai. he's everywhere giving
lectures, holding workshops and showing his works. and exhibitions like here in madrid, his work is called memories of past by it's the don't have tens of thousands of portraits painted from the 17th century until today, patiently programmed. now the eye is creating new faces, apparently on it's on, on the left, the more masculine, and to the right, more feminine. in woman to edition of that, the moment i would still say that i am the artist is line and the machine is just an extremely complicated tool. but one that unlike classic tools brings in its own ideas. i agony a day in mit blinked. right now he's working on a new installation with a robot. are it scans slides?
said the artist has brain space for globally networked vision? perhaps. how a i i might look in the future. yeah. i florida ethically. yes. i think that a, i will at some point, give us the impression that it's actually independent and is motivated to do what it does and what i'm not saying that it will really have that motivation. but it will make that impressions in the hut of, of the, with an angled of it weeks and months at a computer prove that i art is painstaking business. just look at hieronymus bush's complex work, the garden of italy delights. maria kingman has digitized it and built in little transformations. those imagery who have sharp eyes will discover images that dissolve or gain contours. it's a major artistic effort on the part of man and machine, but what's the point? thus it in his back. so what i wanted to show with this work and in
a kind of simulation lexia, is that i feel that the world around us is constantly changing. and in a way that we don't even perceive eliza as it has gone bond even. what does a i do if you give it a 125 let is in feeding quotations. i systems and known to be self learning. so can they actually formulate new intelligent sayings? just ask, take place at the nila to switch on the computer and preston. i begins to spout bits of wisdom that are actually pretty philosophical. ah ah, does it feel properties funds and it could be that i chosen neela for pray for an appropriate response interface. it naturally plays with the quandary between the
reverence that we have for a i on the one hand yes who and on the other, the fear that we don't know what this new technology will bring this unless on said is annoyed attention including the i exhibition that the hygiene museum in dressed and is interactive as well. maria clingman has loaded in countless photographs. visitors can use a touch screen to choose to for potash and design a fashion. and then e, i goes to look using algorithms for similarities and patterns implanted by the artist and he would have yes, is a logical chain of relationships between old vases and own min. mateo clingman creates his works with artificial intelligence mainly to surprises. oh, i is also driving innovation in music. beethoven's 10th symphony completed. what
the composer couldn't do in his lifetime. ay, ay has accomplished. other programs, let forces of nature create melodies, or music composed by a river escape or to be precise. the rivers, many bends are analyzed and transposed into notes. the rhythm is set by the forces of nature. oh. ready and when the river has lots of bends or has a more complex visual structure, then the musical structure is also more complex. and when the course of the river changes, then you also hear that as acoustic feedback huffman, as a kind of live re interpretation based on the data acquired by the i, then from the them. it's an algorithms are fed with countless examples which teach the ai. what turns sound into music?
it can then suggest what themes the melody can embark on next. music made mathematically. but is it creative? is it art? oh, ah, it's almost, it's another approach that's the way you need to imagine it. and i'm thinking about, i belong to a whole generation of new composes and also artists who have grown up with technology, with algorithmic methods at mission mentor. and what a has now opened up because or machine learning to put it more precisely is a kind of sparring partner is when a hot springs pop a partner that helps in the composition process and react to suggestions at the r's. electronica, future lab in linds use. ition aline crohn has been developing a program for 10 years. that can write sophisticated compositions. was this written by a man or a machine? civil to tell his big breakthrough came with the program. muse,
net which can compose pieces in the style of everything from mozart to chappelle. ah, there is french feeding if the listen to a piece of music that is composed by me, isis them. and it is able to, to gamma responses in us because of the exact in all day i system has no understanding of our emotions. classical pianists, glenn gould's performances, were emotional and unconventional. ah, though he died in 1982, his style is still alive and well, thanks to a i. okay, so what we're doing is we're analyzing language audio recordings to see how he interprets a given piece of music and try to teach to an a i system so that the a i could play in a expressive style of mr. girl. i'm bringing going go back life. ah, it's,
it's glen gould's. ghost is sitting at the piano. those who knew him are stunned. ah, christian lose out doesn't just want to imitate human creations. he wants to explore unknown dimensions through his art. with help from a i. he's collected some other worldly signals, transcriptions from space, interpreted by ai, using familiar harmonies. it's a bit back, a bit bizarre, yet somehow sublime ah,
you enter a question and get a reply. you never would have anticipated that can move things forward in the composition or creative work, which allows it to take a turn you simply couldn't predict. i had to think that's quite exciting. the, the out of the set bumps. and that was all today from arts 21. we hope you found our show on a i just as captivating as we did. here's to a new year full of energy and optimism. in 2022. everything is possible, but luckily only of humans and machines work together, stay healthy and happy and join us again next time. ah ah ah, ah ah, ah ah,
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