Absurd Intelligence

MAX is proud to present a two-part video series by 2020 MAXMACHINA artist Grayson Earle. Join him as he looks under the hood of code mysteries.

Usefulness of a Useless Neural Network

In his first video, Grayson uses machine learning to do simple addition. This absurd and rather useless task becomes a way to demystify the black box operations of machine learning algorithms and explore what we mean when we talk about precision, accuracy, and optimization.

Why Don’t the Cops Fight Each Other?

The second video of the series Why Don’t the Cops Fight Each Other? is an attempt to modify the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. By hacking the game’s source code it is possible to change the rules of this real world simulation to an incredible extent. It is the rules within the system that are immutable that are the most revealing.