The answer is AI.

Artificial intelligence(AI) is seemingly everywhere nowadays. It warns swimmers for sharks , tracks students emotions and concentration levels and can even read minds. AI enables the creation of deep fakes, videos of real people seemingly doing things they never did, as well as disposes and amplifies the unjust, racial, chauvinist and other biases inherent in our culture and society. Besides these headline breaking news, AI is also complexly entangled in our daily lives for instance through our use of the internet, social media, or by just hearing the seasons hit songs generated or selected by some sort of artificial intelligence. 

It might even seem that AI is seemingly capable of anything and non-stoppable. This notion is further accentuated by industry and media. Therefore it might be beneficial to define the current AI systems and take a broader look at what is happening right now. 

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Contempora intearther -machine interprets my dissertation and end of the year musings about AI

One of the big things in digital technology this year has been the advancements in AI and in particular in machine learning (ML). A lot of great and exciting things has been written about them this year. From the almost incredible mind-reading AI to dystopian visions and further. Despite, AI and ML are producing novel ideas and applications, in some way the current hype of AI and ML reminds me of the hype of big data, or digitalisation, just a while back. The idea remains the same, but the buzzword has just changed.

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T-Shirts from the FUTURE(S)!

As the year draws to an end so does this year's drawing project. Less than a month left with the words about the future-drawings. I have not decided on next year’s theme yet, but while I’m busy planning that, now is your (change in a lifetime) to buy yourself, or someone else, a beautiful, lovely T-shirt with a word about the future. Show the world that you are ahead of your time by getting one of these shirts.

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Misrecollection of forgetting’ -The absent minded programmers guide to machine learning

“Programming is forgetting” teaches Allison Parrish, an NY-based artist, and programmer (Parrish, 2016). What she means is that by translating functions, actions and material into the digital world by programming we make compromises and forget the complexity of the world.

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