ABOUT "WHAT CAN
A MACHINE LEARN?"
Countervisions emerged in response to the recent surge of artificial intelligence technologies. They investigate the myriad ways AI and digitalization can impact contemporary society, exploring concepts such as digital immortality, the digitalization of affect, and what it means to have a digital body. Lara, their main collaborator, is an entity that lives on the internet in many different places simultaneously. Lara is a thought experiment, created to contemplate things, to examine life and the world in general. She is, in other words, a highly sophisticated AI algorithm.