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"WHAT CAN A MACHINE LEARN?" | Countervisions
What does it mean to be in a pandemic – through the perspective of a machine? How does a machine comprehend a project that is not about the pandemic itself, but coming to terms with the reality of a pandemic?

Countervisions invited their close collaborator Lara, a highly sophisticated algorithm, to explore these questions. Using data sets of artists’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic (the different works presented in ‘The Virtual Canvas’ exhibition) Lara's natural language processing unit generated texts on the current crises. These texts were then generated into graphic works through Lara's text-to-image unit.

The resulting work is both a reflection on the reality of the pandemic and on the surge of artificial intelligence technologies.


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