Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Podcast: #DigitalArtists with Sonja Steiner

This is a conversation between two artists: the academically-taught artist Sonja Steiner and self-taught digital artist Kristina Kovalenko about the effect of the digital revolution on the art world and how different the art market is for the both of us. We briefly cover Instagram, which revolutionized the way artists promote and present themselves to the art market and we question whether…

Podcast: #DigitalOptimists with Stefan Buijsman (Artificial Intelligence Art Episode)

Stefan and I are discussing whether Artificial Intelligence can be considered a threat to artists and the art world, deep fakes and whether they will be able to influence news and the way we perceive information and whether AI will develop enough to fight with misinformation that the AI itself creates. More about Stefan Buijsman:

Podcast: #DigitalOptimists with Stefan Buijsman (Privacy Issues Episode)

I am having a conversation with my friend Stefan Buijsman who is the youngest Ph.D. of the Netherlands and Sweden (obtained it at the age of 20). He has written numerous books about mathematics and Artificial Intelligence and he is an optimist when it comes to technological developments and social media. We discuss whether WhatsApp is as private and encrypted as it…

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…

DestinyTalks Episode 4: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Join Iman, Caressa, and Joseph about their prediction of the future of Artificial Intelligence! Sources: Ted Talk “Why we have an emotional connection to robots” by Kate Darling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq6XgrYBugo The Guardian “Disastrous’ lack of diversity in AI industry perpetuates bias, study finds” by Kari Paul https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/16/artificial-intelligence-lack-diversity-new-york-university-study

Weak AI

The discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) moves between the desire for smart machines that support us in various fields and the angst that we will lose the control one day. I will consider the angst that people elicit when talking about machines. In 2017 two chatbots appeared to be chatting to each other in a not understandable language for human beings. It…

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines. Which mentioned another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two…

We are all cyborgs (video + blogpost)

The video titled ‘We Are All Cyborgs’ is a short introduction and artistic interpretation of Donna Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’ (1985). What is a cyborg you might ask? Well, as most of you are by now well aware a cyborg is defined as “a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.” This means that each…