Barbican Centre, London, London, United Kingdom
Opening in May 2019, the Barbican presents a major new exhibition: AI: More Than Human - an unprecedented survey of creative and scientific developments in Artificial Intelligence, exploring the evolution of the relationship between humans and technology.
AI: More Than Human presents new commissions and projects by artists, researchers and scientists Joy Buolamwini, Stephanie Dinkins, Mario Klingemann, Kode 9, Lawrence Lek, Massive Attack, Lauren McCarthy, Yoichi Ochiai, Neri Oxman, Anna Ridler, Chris Salter, Sam Twidale and Marija Avramovic, and Universal Everything.
The exhibition tells the rapidly developing story of AI, from its extraordinary ancient roots in Japanese Shintoism; Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage’s early experiments in computing; to AI’s major developmental leaps from the 1940s to the present day to show how an age-old dream of creating intelligence has already become today’s reality. Told through some of the most prominent and cutting-edge research projects, from Deepmind, Jigsaw, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Sony Computer Science Laboratories and Hiroshi Ishiguro, who famously created a robot version of himself, alongside the artists who are embracing its new possibilities in their work.
With digital media, immersive art installations and a chance for visitors to interact directly with exhibits to experience AI’s capabilities first hand, this festival-style exhibition takes place all over the Centre; in The Curve, The Pit and across Level G to examine the subject from multiple global perspectives and give visitors the tools to decide for themselves how to navigate our evolving world. It will ask the big questions: What does it mean to be human? What is consciousness? Will machines ever outsmart humans? And how can humans and machines work collaboratively?
Co-produced in collaboration with Groninger Forum, Netherlands.