The introduction of AI into the workplace is often discussed with slight anxiety. Is it going to abolish our jobs? Is it going to replace me in my work? We continue to feel uneasy in accepting giving our labor over to AI, even with the promises of shorter working hours, the elimination of hard labor, optimized “sustainable” production and other “economic benefits”.
Artificial Intelligence and its False Lies is an attempt of the artist to opt for proximity to this unfamiliar technology rather than observing fearfully from a distance. A garment covered with
a high-low tech embroidered Artificial Neural Network, a kind of AI, is an intelligent “ghost” without a body of its own. By wearing the garment, the artist slowly teaches the network how she moves. Eventually this primitive intelligence machine-learns the wearer and dreams about her in her absence.
What does it dream of?