For an international exhibition project in Beijing, Seoul, and Europe, we are looking for emerging artists who are interested in contemporary technology and applications of artificial intelligence, both as a medium for artistic practice and as a topic for reflection and critique.
Technology makes our daily lives more convenient in many different ways. But, in being a convenience, it also takes away the potential for actions that used to be in the human domain. Actions and decisions that have traditionally been a prerogative of humans are increasingly handed over to networked digital technologies and so-called “artificial intelligence”, a term that is used to describe the processes carried out by machine learning applications and cognitive computing. Observers have noted that some of the most interesting developments are currently taking place in China and South Korea, slowly shifting the focus from Silicon Valley to other global protagonists.
It is one of the defining characteristics of AI technologies that they rely on large amounts of data: they get better as the size of accessible datasets increases. But what does it mean when consumer applications and the companies that develop them have access to the data of large parts of a population? This is not least an issue that concerns the relationship between the individual, technology, and society: It is an inherently political question. The technologies that quietly reshape these relations tend to disappear behind user-friendly, intuitive surfaces, and the interfaces that have come to define our daily lives. While end-users continue to view themselves as acting subjects, it becomes increasingly difficult to determine who or what is actually in control.Questions we would like participating artists to consider:
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