AImnesia. Memory (2019) by Chris Kore Music by Pavel Dovgal.
AImnesia project focuses on the concept of human hybrid memory, which can be augmented, influenced, and modified by AI. Echoes of this seemingly fantastic and futuristic concept can already be found in the way in which social media algorithms learn our online behavior, process data, and recommend relevant content; in new cameras with built-in AI; and advancements in brain-computer interfaces. We are beginning to explore a new, technological aspect of our nature by using machine learning algorithms to overcome the boundaries to our understanding of what human consciousness is. However, alongside the exciting new possibilities that this accelerating process offers, a wide range of questions and concerns arise regarding the ethics of AI, the centralized power of the particular individuals and corporations sponsoring the research into and creation of these algorithms, the selection of the databases on which AIs learn, and general public unawareness and biases regarding the rapid development of deep learning.
Through the absurd experience of a hybrid memory creation by using a BigGAN model, Ganbreeder app, and reverse Google image search, Chris Kore intends to prompt a discussion of evolving algorithms that can be trained on our online photos and can fill in memory gaps by creating fake memories that are plausible enough to be perceived as real.
AImnesia juxtaposes an algorithmic fiction of procedurally recreated machine memories with a discussion with a machine learning researcher and inventor of GANs Ian Goodfellow, futurist and tech-philosopher Gray Scott, professor of cognitive neuroscience Guillen Fernandez, computational neuroscientist Marco Aqil, artist and programmer Gene Kogan, artist and educator Tivon Rice, creative technologist Tomo Kihara, and creator of the generative design tools Joel Simon about the relationship between the human brain and AI, hybrid memories, and the future of GANs. More at www.aimnesia.com
AImnesia consists out of 8 different abstract memories built with the same principle but evoking uncanny deep emotions. 7 memories can be viewed separately and the full AImnesia video includes the last 8th memory.