How AI Lost Its Body

Philipp Schmitt

Take a tour of the imagination of the engineer in this lecture-performance with choreography by Sarah Dahnke.
Philipp Schmitt, a MAXmachina artist and former Berggruen Institute fellow embedded in Yann LeCun’s lab at NYU, uncovers surprising elements in the making of machine learning. In a world where most people’s picture of what artificial intelligence is ranges from The Terminator to face recognition, How AI Lost Its Body delves into the imagination of the engineer, the aesthetics of artificial intelligence and gives you access to new ways of picturing AI—that will remain with you long after the curtain bow.

Artist Profile

PHILIPP SCHMITT

Philipp Schmitt is an artist, designer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. His practice engages with the philosophical, poetic, and political dimensions of computation. His current work addresses opacity and imagination in artificial intelligence research. Philipp’s work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the MoMA Library; and has been exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia.

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