a glimpse into the databases used by artificial intelligence
a collection of works I made between 2017 and 2022 dealing with the databases with which the artificial intelligences were trained. Animated Gifs, Books, Video, and more.
(2017 – 2019) Basic Emotion presents a series of animated gifs that bring to light the faces of people contained in the databases with which the artificial intelligences were trained. These images were made to be seen by the machine, not by humans, and the project proposes an inversion of the point of view, positioning the viewer on the side of the machine during his training.
At a time when artificial intelligence is becoming ubiquitous and are increasingly present in our everyday life, it is important to ask what materials are basing their training because this process can be a sort of imprinting.
Interview by Bertram Niessen (2019)
COLORING BOOK for kids and young AI
Play with the images used by the most advanced computer vision systems!
In this image there is a cat
video 3:32 – H264 1920×1080, 2021
“In this image there is a cat”, is made with the voices of networkers who were asked to describe in words an image by moving the mouse over the areas they were describing, to gather information for AI training. The choice to remove the original image from the video forces us to focus our attention on voices, ambient noises, mouse tracks, imagining the networkers themselves and their working conditions beyond the images described.