Machine learning art and projects in development. These projects comprise my experimentations and research into machine learning art and the research for my PhD exploring computer perceptions of gender. My artificial intelligence art centers around gender as its key theme and aims to increase representation of gender minorities in Artificial Intelligence art, but also explores representation and bias in image classification and everyday uses of machine learning where bias may interfere with people outside the gender binary. Click on the image for further information about each of these projects.
These artworks all explore similar themes, gender and identity, but with a machine learning focus. By using artificial intelligence algorithms I am not only collaborating with my computer but exploring gender beyond the binary. Machines were thought to be locked into a binary. Ones and zeroes, the building blocks of computing. But machine learning is teaching us that we can move beyond that, each neuron in a neural network activates in shades of gray and each one contributes to the end result, to the whole of the art generated. Gender is similar. We are not coded in a set binary but capable of moving beyond that, shades of gray that are unique to every individual and work together to make us who we are.
Collaboration with machines is the future of art. The future of everything. But that doesn’t have to mean a loss of creativity or losing our traditions, it’s a new way to explore. Like the camera, or pre tubed and sealed paints and pre prepared canvases, AI is a tool to help augment art and art creation. Another world to explore.
Augmented reality is another new wave, rather than replace reality it is about adding on to it, a layer on top of our own, a screen’s width away. Uniting the two, augmented reality and artificial intelligence, allows us to shape our world and our work. These things can be used for nefarious purposes, but I like to think that they can also be used for the greater good. To bring art and life into the world. To add beauty and fun and color to a world increasingly devoid of joy. My work is about raising awareness of gender minorities and lifting us up, but it is also showing the power of uniting these two powerful technologies for something other than a corporate end.