Mind the Deep: 22 Artists Look at Artificial Intelligence

Mind the Deep: 22 Artists Look at Artificial Intelligence
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Most of us know very little about Artificial Intelligence, its history and its applications. But it isn’t necessary to be a technology expert to realise that we are at a crossroads. Regardless of our level of understanding, we are already immersed in the era of Technocene: invisible algorithms govern our lives, sophisticated yet remarkably immediate apps direct us towards seemingly spontaneous decisions, the tentacles of ever-more efficient neural networks crawl along valleys and ocean floors to connect us in an osmotic embrace of human and electronic minds. Our daily lives have changed and they will continue to change yet again. But what is happening to art? How are artists using the latest inventions? What visions of the future are born out of the changes that are taking place? To discover all this, all you have to do is visit the Shanghai Ming Contemporary Art Museum, where 22 Chinese and international artists are gathered to explore this theme. In the “land of Alan Turing” where we all live at this point, the methods, practices and perspectives are quite different among the artists immersed in the circuits of the “DeepMind” - somewhere between fear and ecstasy.

Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai