Open since 26 November 17.00 – Panic Breeder (2019) , a joint art installation with Jukka Hautamäki presenting a quasi-nature documentary of Artificial Intelligence – generated fantastical species as the future inhabitants of the Baltic Sea.
“Building off a HELCOM (Helsinki Commission- Baltic Marine Environmental protection Commission) Red List , the installation uses a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) machine learning system based on the training datasets of endangered and extinct species. The installation takes inspiration from an evolution of species theorized by Charles Darwin, and comments on the iterative and adversarial capabilities of Artificial Intelligence to probe the surreal and terrifying future of “survival of the fittest”. At the same time, while quantifying the energy consumption of machine learning that goes into such suspect desires, from among the machine-generated breeding, a singular creature is manifested in physical form. In this fictional scenario, the loss of species in the Baltic Sea is counter-balanced by the possibilities of AI-generated creatures to act as a temporary if not futile antidote to climate change panic and anxiety.”
Exhibition details here: https://connecting-dots.aalto.fi/