Brendan Howell and the Superficial Intelligence

The next in our Artist Talk and Soup series is Brendan Howell and his position towards Artificial Intelligence. All are welcome!

14 May 2016 @ 19:00
@Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

Despite 60+ years of research in Artificial Intelligence, we are, arguably, not much closer to human-like talking, reasoning machines than we were in the 1950s. This is less due to failure on the part of computer scientists, and more to the semantic gap between academic and pop cultural understanding. While this might sound like disappointment (or relief), examining our fears of and desires for “Superficial Intelligence” reveal some fun things about human relations in the valley of technological mediation. Join us for an uncanny lecture.

Brendan Howell was born in Manchester, CT, USA in 1976. He is an artist and a reluctant engineer who has created various software works and interactive electronic inventions. Currently, he lives in Berlin, Germany.

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