Telling stories is a deeply human trait. No other lifeform has ever shown a tendency towards creating such narratives. Alas, with the creation of artificial intelligence, we are faced with a singularity of historical significance. Potentially, storytelling will no longer be a purely human phenomenon just a few years from now. Never before have our definitions and notions of creativity, meaning and control been put to such a test. At the same time, we must ask ourselves who exactly is constructing these AI's and what sort of information are they feeding them.
Bruno Moreschi / Gabriel Pereira // Brazil // 2019 // 14:32 min
Seven artificial intelligences scan a museum collection. How do AIs interpret images and art? But more intriguingly perhaps: who feeds them with the necessary information upon which their interpretations are based?
Nicolas Gourault // France // 2021 // 17:00 min
A fatal accident between a self-driving car and a pedestrian is the impetus for an examination of the role of human personnel in the training of driverless automobiles. Eyewitness statements from vehicle drivers take us through a night shift, in which the landscape blends with the data from the automobile's sensors.
Yves Gellie // France // 2019 // 28:00 min
At the intersection between art and science, we encounter individuals and their artificial counterpart, a robot. Cognitive dissonance creates a mysterious relational space between the artificially created autonomy of the machine and the socially constructed human.
Maaike Klein / Olivia Powell / Jingwei Deng / Gabrielle Mcguinness // China, England, United States // 2020 // 12:30 min
With the help of the AI generator GPT-2, stories are written collectively. This experimental script collaboration aims to indicate new creative paths and disrupt the oft dystopian bias we have against artificial intelligence.
Felix Klee // Germany // 2021 // 04:32 min
An artificial intelligence escapes to the bottom of the sea as a mountain lion. A poetic short film written by an AI language model, sound-tracked by a musical neural network and visualised by a video game engine.