Focusing on artificial intelligence in relation to the practice of media artist Helena Nikonole, the lecture will provide an understanding of how artists appropriate technological algorithms introduced by scientists and question machine education which, having penetrated all life spheres, is beginning to impact the world around us.
Mass culture suggests scenarios where artificial intelligence appears as a threatening antagonist of humans and the rise of the machines is the most likely course of events following the technological singularity—a hypothetic moment when machine intelligence overcomes human abilities. Media artists however focus our attention on significantly more crucial issues brought about by machine education based on an artificial neuron (which we imply speaking about artificial intelligence today).
Within the IAM project Helena Nikonole is working with a neuronet and is training it to learn various sounds, which at the end of this process is supposed to produce essentially new signals. Nikonole will tell about her project in detail and also will talk about application and perspective of artificial intelligence in works of contemporary artists in general.