Artificial Life as Art : Reimagining AI
What would it feel like to share the world with machines that could live in the wild and evolve on their own? For the 2021 Hyundai Commission at the Tate Modern, artist Anicka Yi offered a vision of a new ecosystem of flying machines that are fully self-directed and interact with visitors using an artificial intelligence simulation that directs their behavior. The project asks us to imagine a world where artificial intelligence is neither on the verge of supplanting humanity nor a slave to it, but one where machines could co-exist alongside us in the physical world. In this talk we'll discuss the technical and creative challenges in bringing this work to life, and how we created an installation that challenged the public to think about machines in a new way.
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