Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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…

Fear of the Machines: Hollywood’s portrayal of A.Is

Last Friday I went to the cinema in the first time in forever, for a viewing of the most recent Terminator movie. As you probably know, the Terminator movie series tells the story of how the protagonist is being hunted by robots from a future in which an A.I gained consciousness and attempts to kill all humans. This 6th movie was not…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…

Part II: Facing AI ethics

Last week I promised a Part II on Faces and the Digital based on an interesting podcast: The Digital Human: Visage, but this has morphed into thinking about AI, and the predictions of mass production of smart robots. So as a wrap-up of a series of 10 blogs I present my subjective view of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey – the 1968…

Part I: What’s in a Face?

High-Tech Faces The World’s first AI news presenter developed by Xinhua (China state news agency) and Sogou (Chinese search engine company) was recently unveiled ‘during China’s annual World Internet Conference’see Guardian article of 9 Nov 2019 and BBC video: My first reaction to this was: why would people prefer to hear their news from a fake person? AI as entertainment, art or…