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MindFuture brings artists, software developers, tech pioneers and researchers together to investigate the ethical and existential dilemmas next-generation AI technology poses.

What will the machine learning algorithms find
worthy, or unworthy, of their attention?

Freedom of Speech vs. YouTube!

Covid-19 battle – an art work by Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm – was censored and removed by YouTube, because “It violates our medical-misinformation policy”. Studying this policy, we learned amongst other things that you cannot criticize the WHO.

The funny thing is that Covid-19 battle consists of two algorithms trained on data acquired from Donald Trump and Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of WHO. The YouTube algorithm overrides the two and removes the artwork. Apparently, only AI was involved in the incident. The question is: Do battles between algorithms occur on a much larger scale with more serious impact on human life and the planet? And is it acceptable that a private company censors art – freedom of speech – and decides what is right and wrong in a democracy?

Covid19 AI Battle

What does it mean for multiple artificial intelligence agents to debate Covid-19? What will the machine learning algorithms find worthy, or unworthy, of their attention? And is it possible for them to reach some sort of consensus, or will we merely bear witness to a political circus?

Covid 19 AI Battle established a unique dynamic where two opposing neural network, each trained to think about Covid-19 based upon data collected from respectively Donald Trump and Tedros Adhanom, from the World Health Organization.

Digital Self

by artist Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm. Digital self, starring actress Anne Laybourn.

Facial scanning and reconstruction. Speech synthesis and voice cloning. Personality and sentiment analysis algorithms. What do these existing technologies mean for the creation of our digital identities? Do they represent one’s true self? And what happens to our data when we pass?

 

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