MACHINE LEARNING On Sat, Oct 1 en San Francisco

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Adam Chin's practice involves using Machine Learning neural networks trained on databases of real photography to render images. By augmenting traditional photography with neural networks, he expands on the information contained in a photograph, and ultimately asks, "What is a photograph?"

Curatorial Statement

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

In 1962, an IBM computer defeated a master checkers player, and the term "machine learning" was born shortly afterward. Machine learning employs statistically-guided algorithms-long chains of computer commands-operating on input data sets to make predictions: to be, in effect, creative, if we relinquish human claims to that word. Now, sixty-odd years later, the algorithms are seemingly omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.They operate our entire infrastructure, and even, to a concerning extent, how we think (or, considering current politics, don't think, but react as if programmed). Remember the cargo cultists, those pre-industrial Melanesians who, during World War II, constructed life-sized straw cargo airplanes in order to induce, via sympathetic magic, industrial manna to waft gently down from the skies with parachutes; are we less credulous or prone to magical thinking? Informationally, we live in a golden age, but, with robotics becoming increasingly 'lifelike,' but a utopia with surrealist distortions due to the innocence and ignorance of the machines, that are, after all, just learning, and "uncanny valley" concerns. What will it mean to be human when we are in many respects superseded? What will it mean to be an artist when software like DALL-E can match and even surpass the abilities of human brains and hands?

Date and Time: On Sat, Oct 1,2022 at 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Name: CHUNG 24 GALLERY

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art


Artist: Adam Chin

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Adam Chin's practice involves using Machine Learning neural networks trained on databases of real photography to render images. By augmenting traditional photography with neural networks, he expands on the information contained in a photograph, and ultimately asks, "What is a photograph?"

Curatorial Statement

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

In 1962, an IBM computer defeated a master checkers player, and the term "machine learning" was born shortly afterward. Machine learning employs statistically-guided algorithms-long chains of computer commands-operating on input data sets to make predictions: to be, in effect, creative, if we relinquish human claims to that word. Now, sixty-odd years later, the algorithms are seemingly omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.They operate our entire infrastructure, and even, to a concerning extent, how we think (or, considering current politics, don't think, but react as if programmed). Remember the cargo cultists, those pre-industrial Melanesians who, during World War II, constructed life-sized straw cargo airplanes in order to induce, via sympathetic magic, industrial manna to waft gently down from the skies with parachutes; are we less credulous or prone to magical thinking? Informationally, we live in a golden age, but, with robotics becoming increasingly 'lifelike,' but a utopia with surrealist distortions due to the innocence and ignorance of the machines, that are, after all, just learning, and "uncanny valley" concerns. What will it mean to be human when we are in many respects superseded? What will it mean to be an artist when software like DALL-E can match and even surpass the abilities of human brains and hands?

Date and Time: On Sat, Oct 1,2022 at 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Name: CHUNG 24 GALLERY

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Galleries / Art


Artist: Adam Chin

Categoría: Eventos ›
Subcategoría: Otros Eventos ›
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