Keynote: AI and Art
4. November 2017. Technique, IBM Southbank, London
Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm demonstrates FRANK.
The final presentation, before the actual networking, was a demonstration of the 2017 Lumen Prize winning art – FRANK.
FRANK was created by Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm as an ‘ARTificial’ intelligence. Unlike most AI machines, FRANK is a fictional character that does not simply answer questions but acts as a contemporary oracle that gives personal guidance regarding your existential dilemmas. Cecilie demonstrated the work by asking him questions about her personal worries, anxieties, fears, hopes and dreams. She asked him, ‘do you ever feel lonely?’, ‘will money make me happy?’ and ‘will I ever love?’. FRANK responded with his own thoughts, wisdoms and ideas.
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