Sculplobe e.V. and independent curator Marc Bredemeier (DE) cordially invite you to the exhibition project titled other AI at Lobe Space. This transdisciplinary exhibition project encompasses art, music, discussions, and a workshop. The program is further enhanced with texts, Discord (a digital/interactive communication platform), and a dedicated website.
Developed through a process-oriented and collaborative approach since April, the exhibition explores the realms of nature, culture, and humanity through the contributions of 19 participants.
In the ever-progressing landscape of Web 4.0 is a speculative term that does not have a widely accepted definition. It refers to potential future developments beyond Web 3.0, but its characteristics and concepts are not clearly defined at this time. However, it’s worth noting that the evolution of the web is not linear, technology continues to evolve rapidly, and new paradigms and advancements may emerge in the future that could be labeled as Web 4.0. (a visionary phase where intelligent systems and technologies seamlessly integrate into everyday life, enabling personalized and interconnected experiences) and the upcoming introduction of GPT-4, the successor to GPT-3.5, AI offers fascinating potentials but also significant challenges and notable advancements, including the ability to process both image and text inputs. From 11 to 16 July 2023, the art exhibition will present works by nine young artists employing various media, inviting visitors to reflect upon the multifaceted aspects of these developments.
Drawing parallels to art history, one can recognize similarities between the development of AI and the influence of the Renaissance on other domains such as architecture, literature, philosophy, science, and anthropology. AI expands our horizons of data analysis, Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn from data and make predictions or decisions without explicit programming. It involves training algorithms on data to recognize patterns and perform tasks, leading to applications like image recognition and recommendation systems. , automation, and opens up new possibilities for innovation. Similarly, AI enables the processing and analysis of large amounts of data, revealing new insights and discoveries in diverse fields. However, it is crucial to acknowledge and address the negative impacts of AI on visual communication, such as image manipulation through Deepfake refers to manipulated or synthesized media content, such as videos, images, or audio, that convincingly and deceptively appear to be real but are actually created or altered using artificial intelligence techniques, specifically deep learning algorithms. Deepfake technology utilizes neural networks to analyze and mimic the facial movements, expressions, or voice of one person and superimpose them onto another person or manipulate existing media to create a false representation. technologies or biased image recognition algorithms. With the continuous development of AI, preserving the ethics and integrity of visual content becomes of paramount importance.
To address these topics, other AI pursues a transdisciplinary, process-oriented, and collaborative approach. This fosters the exchange of knowledge and expertise across disciplinary boundaries, promoting a holistic understanding of complex issues. Through the expanded program, we combine perspectives, theories, and methods, advancing innovative solutions. This approach ensures a comprehensive exploration of the exhibition’s themes that goes beyond the confines of a single discipline.
Furthermore, the exhibition project recognizes the importance of reflecting on technological progress and its societal implications. Similar to dystopian works questioning future societies, the introduction of technology challenges us to raise questions about privacy, ethics, and the complex relationship between humans and machines. In the tradition of Romanticism, where artists and writers delved into the impacts of industrialization on nature and human existence, other AI sheds light on the effects of AI on our continuously updating world.
While we celebrate the achievements of AI, it is crucial to approach its development and application with critical awareness and responsibility. The exhibition project encourages an examination of the ethical implications and societal impacts of AI, particularly in the context of large language models (LLMs). other AI offers a multifaceted exploration of the effects by engaging with their social implications, power structures, and reevaluating the relationship between humans and technology. This provides us with an opportunity to shape a future that employs AI responsibly and ethically.
The exhibition also acknowledges the increasing importance of regulating AI, as expressed, for example, in the European Commission’s planned AI Act. With the growing integration of AI into society, this exhibition project explores topics such as deepfakes, ethics, data privacy, and the necessity of responsible AI regulation.
AI holds enormous potential for nature, culture, and humanity, ranging from addressing environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices to enhancing cultural diversity and medical diagnostics. However, challenges such as energy consumption, biases in cultural applications, ethical concerns related to automated decision-making, and impacts on jobs and the economy need to be carefully considered. Through other AI, visitors are invited to contemplate these aspects and gain a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between AI and our world.
We kindly remind all visitors that the other AI exhibition at Lobe Space strictly adheres to a „no photos“ policy throughout its duration. To preserve the integrity of the artistic experience and protect the digital content within the exhibition, photography and filming are strictly prohibited. To ensure compliance, visitors‘ cameras will be covered.
Welcome to other AI.
Aex Valijani (SE)
Aleksandr Delev (MK)
Alisa Tsybina (DE)
Anna Maria Linder (AT)
Dongchan Kim (KR)
Ella Shields (IE)
Hannah-Katharina Chabbani (GB)
Irma Mastenbroek (NL)
Jacob Broms Engblom (SE)
Jakob Sitter Midttun (NO)
Leo Elia Jung (DE)
Mareike Bode (DE)
Morgan Williams (GB)
Nelson Ijakaa Imo (KE)
Nikolas Brummer (DE)
Serena Coelho (BR)
Sigourney Pilz (DE)
Thomas Fornoff (DE)
Till Bödeker (DE)
The entire team of other AI is committed to supporting people with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and identities. To ensure that everyone feels safe and welcome, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination, harassment, and abuse of any kind. Participants are requested to be respectful and considerate towards others. Throughout the exhibition project, no photography or videography is allowed. For further comments or suggestions for improvement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to what’s come.
The Lobe Block is an accessible venue and features an accessible restroom as well as two elevators (on the ground floor). Upon request, we offer additional assistance to people with disabilities. For inquiries or further information regarding this, please contact email@example.com.
Essay: Morgan Williams, ‘The Singularity refers to a hypothetical future point where technological progress reaches a stage of rapid and uncontrollable advancement, potentially leading to machines surpassing human intelligence and capabilities. It is a concept that sparks speculation and debate about the future impact of technology on society. and narrow AI: where do we go from here?’
Article: Ella Shields, ‘Embrace the AI Revolution: Celebrating Human Connection and the Triumph of Being’
Text: art historian Anna Maria Linder on the artwork of ‘Alisa Tsybina’
Contributed by Hannah-Katharina Chabbani
Abstraction is the process of simplifying complex systems by focusing on essential features and ignoring unnecessary details. It enables machines to generalize knowledge, analyze data efficiently, and make informed decisions based on higher-level representations. Abstraction enables us to grasp the essence of something without being overwhelmed by its intricacies. It plays a fundamental role in various disciplines, including computer science, mathematics, art, and philosophy, helping us to better understand and work with complex systems and ideas.
An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure or set of rules designed to solve a specific problem or perform a specific task. It is a precise and systematic sequence of instructions that, when executed, achieves a desired outcome or result. Algorithms can be found in various fields, including mathematics, computer science, and everyday life. They serve as a blueprint or recipe for solving problems and accomplishing tasks efficiently and effectively.
API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is a set of rules and protocols that allows different software applications to communicate and interact with each other. It provides a defined way for developers to access and utilize the functionalities and data of a particular software or service without needing to understand its underlying implementation details.
Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the development of computer systems or machines that can perform tasks typically requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, problem-solving, and decision-making. AI involves the creation of algorithms and models that enable machines to learn from data, adapt to new inputs, and make autonomous decisions or predictions. AI has applications in various fields and aims to mimic human cognitive abilities.
An ARG, or Alternate Reality Game, is an interactive form of entertainment that blurs the line between the real world and a fictional narrative. Players engage in a combination of online and offline activities to solve puzzles, uncover clues, and progress the game’s storyline.
Augmented virtuality layering is a concept that combines elements of virtual reality and augmented reality to create an immersive experience. It involves overlaying virtual objects or information onto a real-world environment, enhancing the user’s perception and interaction with the physical world.
Autonomous refers to the ability of a system or entity to operate and make decisions independently, without requiring direct human intervention or control. It implies self-governance and the capability to perform tasks, make choices, and adapt to changing circumstances based on its own internal processes and programming.
Bias refers to a preference or prejudice that influences judgment or decision-making. It can also describe systematic errors or unfair outcomes in algorithms or models.
Big data refers to extremely large and complex sets of data that cannot be easily managed, processed, or analyzed using traditional data processing methods. It typically involves data with high volume, velocity, and variety. The term “big data” encompasses large amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data that is generated from various sources such as social media, sensors, devices, transactions, and more.
Blockchain is a decentralized and distributed digital ledger that records and verifies transactions across multiple computers or nodes. It allows for secure, transparent, and immutable storage of data, enabling trust and eliminating the need for intermediaries in various applications such as cryptocurrencies, supply chain management, and smart contracts.
A bot is a computer program that automates tasks or simulates human conversation.Bots can be found across different platforms and environments, including websites, messaging apps, social media platforms, and gaming platforms. They can range from simple scripted bots to sophisticated AI-powered systems capable of understanding and responding to complex queries.
ChatGPT is an advanced language model developed by OpenAI. It is designed to generate human-like responses and engage in conversational interactions. ChatGPT is trained on a vast amount of text data and uses deep learning techniques to understand and generate natural language responses. It can be used in various applications, such as chatbots, virtual assistants, and dialogue systems, to provide informative and interactive conversations with users.
Code is a set of instructions written in a programming language that tells a computer what to do. It defines the behavior and functionality of software programs.
Computer vision refers to the field of artificial intelligence and computer science that focuses on enabling computers to understand and interpret visual information from digital images or video. It involves developing algorithms and techniques to extract, analyze, and comprehend visual data, allowing machines to perform tasks such as object recognition, image classification, and scene understanding.
Computer-human symbiosis refers to the mutually beneficial partnership between humans and computers. It involves integrating technology with human cognition to enhance efficiency, problem-solving, and productivity. By combining the strengths of both, such as computational power and human creativity, symbiosis amplifies intelligence and facilitates seamless collaboration in various domains. It aims to create a harmonious relationship where humans leverage technology while maintaining ethical considerations and human values.
CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. It’s a business strategy and set of tools that help companies manage and improve their relationships with customers. The goal is to understand customers better, provide personalized service, and boost customer satisfaction and loyalty.
A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is a self-governing entity that operates using smart contracts and blockchain technology. It enables decentralized decision-making, eliminating the need for a central authority. DAOs are transparent, tamper-resistant, and facilitate activities like decentralized finance and governance.
Data mining refers to the process of discovering patterns, relationships, and insights from large volumes of data. It involves extracting meaningful and previously unknown information from datasets using statistical, mathematical, and machine learning techniques. Data mining utilizes various algorithms and methods to explore and analyze data, identify patterns or trends, and make predictions or decisions based on the discovered knowledge. It involves steps such as data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis, feature selection, model building, and evaluation.
A data set is a collection of structured or unstructured data used for analysis and processing. It contains related data points and serves as a basis for deriving insights and making informed decisions.
Decentralization means distributing power and control across a network instead of relying on a central authority. It promotes transparency, resilience, and autonomy in systems and technology.
Deepfake refers to manipulated or synthesized media content, such as videos, images, or audio, that convincingly and deceptively appear to be real but are actually created or altered using artificial intelligence techniques, specifically deep learning algorithms. Deepfake technology utilizes neural networks to analyze and mimic the facial movements, expressions, or voice of one person and superimpose them onto another person or manipulate existing media to create a false representation.
Deep learning is a type of machine learning that uses neural networks to learn and make decisions without explicit programming. It enables machines to autonomously learn and extract high-level abstractions from raw data, allowing for more sophisticated and accurate predictions, classifications, and decision-making and is composed of multiple layers of interconnected nodes which process and extract meaningful representations from complex data.
Executive function refers to a set of cognitive processes and mental abilities that enable individuals to plan, organize, prioritize, initiate, and control their thoughts, actions, and behavior. It involves higher-level cognitive functions that help individuals set goals, make decisions, solve problems, and regulate their emotions and behavior. It plays a crucial role in various aspects of daily life, including academic and professional success, social interactions, and overall well-being.
Expert systems are computer-based programs that mimic the decision-making abilities of human experts in specific domains. They utilize knowledge, rules, and inference mechanisms to solve complex problems, provide advice, or make decisions in a specialized area. Expert systems capture and represent expert knowledge in a structured format and use it to reason, analyze data, and generate recommendations or solutions. They are designed to assist users by providing expertise and guidance, particularly in areas where human expertise is valuable but scarce or expensive to access.
Fractal theory studies patterns that repeat at different scales, revealing intricate and self-similar structures found in nature and mathematics. It explores the concept of self-similarity, where a smaller part of an object resembles the larger whole. Fractal theory has applications in various fields, including computer graphics, data compression, image processing, and modeling natural phenomena. It provides a way to mathematically describe and generate complex shapes and patterns, offering insights into the underlying principles of complexity and the inherent beauty of natural forms.
Fuzzy logic is a mathematical framework that allows for flexible reasoning and decision-making in situations with imprecision or uncertainty. It assigns degrees of truth to statements or variables, accommodating gradual and nuanced reasoning.
Genetic algorithms are optimization algorithms inspired by natural selection. They use a population of potential solutions and evolve them over generations through selection, crossover, and mutation operations to find optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex problems.
Guilds are often found in multiplayer online games, virtual worlds, or social platforms like Discord. Guilds provide a sense of community and belonging, allowing individuals to connect with like-minded people, seek advice, share experiences, and build relationships in a virtual environment. They offer opportunities for collaboration, learning, and socialization, fostering a sense of camaraderie among members.
DALL-E is an artificial intelligence model developed by OpenAI that specializes in generating original images from textual descriptions. The name “DALL-E” is a combination of the artist Salvador Dalí and the animated character WALL-E. The model is built upon the GPT-3 architecture and utilizes a combination of deep learning techniques.
The idea of a holoverse could envision a metaverse that incorporates holographic technology, allowing users to interact with virtual objects or entities projected as three-dimensional holograms in their physical space. This could create a more immersive and realistic experience within the metaverse by leveraging holographic displays or projection systems.
Interoperability refers to the ability of different systems or entities to work together and exchange information smoothly and effectively, without compatibility issues or restrictions.
IP protection refers to the legal measures taken to secure exclusive rights to inventions, creative works, or business information. It ensures that individuals and organizations can control and benefit from their intellectual property, preventing unauthorized use or infringement.
LLM stands for Large Language Model. It refers to a type of artificial intelligence model that is trained on a vast amount of text data to understand and generate human-like language. LLMs, such as GPT-3, are designed to process and generate text in a wide range of tasks, including answering questions, generating responses, summarizing text, and more.
Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn from data and make predictions or decisions without explicit programming. It involves training algorithms on data to recognize patterns and perform tasks, leading to applications like image recognition and recommendation systems.
The metaverse refers to a virtual universe or interconnected network of virtual worlds that people can access and interact with. The concept of the metaverse is often associated with a fully immersive and interactive digital environment where users can explore, create, trade, and collaborate with others. It goes beyond individual virtual reality experiences or specific online games by aiming to create a shared, persistent, and evolving virtual world that spans multiple platforms and applications. The metaverse has the potential to transform how we interact, work, learn, and entertain ourselves. It could enable virtual economies, virtual communities, and new forms of communication and expression. However, the realization of a fully realized metaverse is still an ongoing technological and cultural development, with many challenges and considerations to address.
MTurk, or Amazon Mechanical Turk, is an online platform where businesses and researchers can outsource small tasks to remote workers for a fee. It connects people who need human intelligence tasks done with workers who complete them for payment. It serves as a crowdsourcing platform for completing tasks that are difficult for computers but relatively easy for humans, such as data annotation, image categorization, content moderation, or survey participation.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a branch of artificial intelligence that focuses on enabling computers to understand, interpret, and generate human language. It involves developing algorithms and techniques for tasks like language translation, sentiment analysis, and text summarization. NLP finds applications in chatbots, virtual assistants, and other language-based systems.
A neural network is a computational model inspired by the brain, composed of interconnected artificial neurons. It learns from data through training, adjusting weights to recognize patterns and make predictions. Neural networks excel in tasks like image recognition and natural language processing, powering advancements in AI.
Neurolinguistics is the study of the relationship between language and the brain. It investigates how language is processed, represented, and affected by the brain, using methods from linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science.
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. It’s a unique digital asset stored on a blockchain that represents ownership or proof of authenticity for items like artwork or collectibles.
Non-linear refers to a type of storytelling or narrative structure that does not follow a linear, chronological order. It can involve flashbacks, multiple timelines, or parallel storylines that are presented out of order or in a non-sequential way.
On-chain refers to activities or data that occur directly within a blockchain network, including transactions and smart contracts. It ensures transparency, security, and decentralization by storing information on the blockchain’s distributed ledger.
An online community is a group of people who connect and interact through digital platforms based on shared interests or goals. It provides a virtual space for communication, collaboration, and relationship-building. See ‘guild’.
Prompts are instructions given to a language model to generate a response or content. They guide the model’s output by providing context and guidance.
A protocol is a set of rules that govern how data is transmitted and communicated between devices or systems. It defines the format, order, and behavior of messages or signals to ensure smooth and standardized communication. Protocols serve as a common language or framework that enables interoperability and reliable communication between different components or systems. They specify how data is packaged, addressed, transmitted, and received, as well as how errors or conflicts are handled. Common examples of protocols include the Internet Protocol (IP) for routing and addressing data packets on the internet, the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) for reliable and ordered transmission of data, and the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for communication between web browsers and servers.
The Turing Test is a test to determine if a machine can exhibit intelligent behavior indistinguishable from that of a human. It involves a human evaluator interacting with a machine and a human, trying to determine which is which based on their responses. Passing the test means the machine can mimic human-like behavior effectively.
Quantum computing is a field of computer science that utilizes principles from quantum physics to perform computations. Unlike classical computers that use bits to represent information as either 0 or 1, quantum computers use quantum bits, or qubits, which can exist in superposition, representing both 0 and 1 simultaneously. By leveraging this quantum superposition and other quantum phenomena like entanglement, quantum computers have the potential to solve certain problems more efficiently than classical computers. They can perform complex calculations, optimize large-scale systems, and simulate quantum systems that are beyond the capabilities of classical computers. This has the potential to revolutionize fields such as cryptography, optimization, drug discovery, and materials science. However, it is still a rapidly evolving field with challenges in scaling up qubit numbers, reducing error rates, and maintaining coherence.
Reinforcement learning is a type of machine learning where an agent learns to make decisions by interacting with an environment and receiving rewards or penalties. It aims to maximize cumulative rewards over time by adjusting its actions based on feedback.
SaaS, or Software as a Service, is a software delivery model where applications are accessed and used over the internet as a subscription service. Users don’t need to install or manage the software themselves.
Sequencing is the process of arranging elements or events in a specific order based on a defined criterion or rule. It is used in various domains to establish logical flows and organize information effectively.
Sonic narrative refers to using sound and audio elements to tell a story. It involves crafting immersive auditory experiences through sound effects, dialogue, and music to convey characters, emotions, and events.
The phrase “tangled web” is often used metaphorically to describe a complex and interconnected situation or a web of intricate and interconnected relationships. It implies a state of confusion, complexity, or entanglement where the various elements or factors are closely intertwined and difficult to unravel or understand. The term suggests a situation where actions or events have created a complicated and challenging scenario with multiple interdependencies and potential consequences.
The Singularity refers to a hypothetical future point where technological progress reaches a stage of rapid and uncontrollable advancement, potentially leading to machines surpassing human intelligence and capabilities. It is a concept that sparks speculation and debate about the future impact of technology on society.
Tokenomics refers to the economic principles and rules that govern the creation, distribution, and use of tokens within a blockchain network or cryptocurrency ecosystem. It involves designing incentives, utility, and governance structures to ensure the token’s value and promote a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.
In a digital context, tools are software applications or online resources that help users perform specific tasks or achieve particular goals. They include productivity, creative, communication, and specialized software designed to streamline operations and enhance efficiency in various areas of work and life.
VR (Virtual Reality) is a technology that uses headsets or goggles to create a simulated environment where users can interact with and explore computer-generated worlds. It provides an immersive experience with applications in gaming, education, training, and more.
Web 2.0 refers to the shift from passive web browsing to active user participation and collaboration. It includes social media, user-generated content, and interactive web applications that foster engagement and community building.
Web 3.0 refers to the next generation of the internet, focusing on intelligent machines, data interoperability, decentralization, and enhanced user experiences. It aims to create a more connected, intelligent, and decentralized web environment.
Web 4.0 is a speculative term that does not have a widely accepted definition. It refers to potential future developments beyond Web 3.0, but its characteristics and concepts are not clearly defined at this time. However, it’s worth noting that the evolution of the web is not linear, technology continues to evolve rapidly, and new paradigms and advancements may emerge in the future that could be labeled as Web 4.0.
XR, or Extended Reality, refers to immersive technologies like virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) that blend real and virtual environments for interactive experiences.
Dongchan Kim (KR)
Alisa Tsybina (DE)