Event: AI & ART – Turning Binary Into Beauty

March 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 12 noon PST

Please join us for an ASN: Discussion

Artists have maintained the role of shining a light on what is truly going on in our world for eons. Some say that this mantle can and will be taken over by Artificial Intelligence. But, as there have always been biases within the artists’ works and the viewers of those works, the concerns of bias within Artificial is always discussed but seemingly never addressed deeply enough. What happens when the two meet?

Artist, Trevor Paglen, is utilizing Amazon data to create art works that reveal its intrinsic bias. Katie Paterson’s artistic focus considers our relation to the universe. Her work, AS THE WORLD TURNS (2010) challenges us to perceive relationships differently by showing a record playing at the same speed the earth turns. Do we care that the record would take four years to complete? Are we more busy either contemplating or ignoring that multiple forms of AI are rendering reality obsolete through deep fakes, malicious bots and/or finely tuned content distribution?

How do we shed a light on what is really happening in the attempt to stave off our collective demise? Is the utilization of AI in the creation of art contradictory or even un-human?

Join us to discuss:
  • What we can learn from artists visualizations of technology’s impact on humanity.
  • Can we reveal the deep joy of artistic expression and apply it to our own understanding.
  • Are the artists right, and can they save us all?
Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/476055090
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