AI & Art
humAInism looks at how AI has revolutionised contemporary art across visual, musical, and literary domains. It has expanded the horizons of creative expression, pushing artists and audiences to rethink traditional notions of art, creativity, and authorship.
While AI brings many possibilities, its integration into art raises complex questions about the relationship between humans and machines, challenging us to navigate the evolving landscape of AI-generated art with thoughtfulness and critical engagement.
Former coffee maker – current AI policy advisor
IQ’whalo is an installation by Professor Vladimir Veljašević from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Art in Belgrade, representing a non-anthropomorphised embodiment of artificial intelligence (AI). It was first presented in 2019 at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin.
IQ’whalo uses a large language model (LLM) to generate synthetic text based on the input of policy papers and transcripts from various meetings and conferences.
The name is a transcription of the Serbian word for coffee maker (‘Kuvalo’). Besides being a science fiction reference, Q is also a reference to ‘Q, the first genderless voice’, developed by many researchers, created to break down the gender binary and the stereotyping that binary brings. IQ’whalo applied its concept by altering the synthesised voice’s pitch and creating genderless expression.
August 28, 2023
At our last stop of the summer journey ‘Recycling ideas’, we come to Geneva, a meeting place of technology and humanity for centuries. The city’s role is gaining new relevance as we find ourselves at a turning point, facing both changes and chall...READ MORE
August 23, 2023
The Ambassadors, Holbein's painting from 1533, has a strong symbolic meaning relevant to the AI era. Like in 16th century, we face a similar flux between the major promises of scientific progress and risks of conflicts and tensions. You can read what today's A...READ MORE
May 24, 2023
Who doesn’t remember the famous Matrix trilogy?! The Wachowskis’ exciting and challenging films pinned us to the screens, while our favourite heroes fought against the Matrix, trying to liberate humanity from the false and terrible world created and bu...READ MORE
May 22, 2023
I painted Aibo some 20 years ago because I wanted to own a robot. Among the robots available at the time, both in reality and on film, I liked Aibo the most. Even more than R2-D2. Aibo is still expensive today, so I haven’t bought it yet. Aibo is in dema...READ MORE