The 12 Faces of AI

The 12 Faces of AI is a series of 12 ‘portraits’ of AI. It was also the description given to an Artificial Intelligence ‘Machine Learning Model’ of DeepAI.

‘Machine learning’ is a field of study within artificial intelligence that deals with the development and study of statistical algorithms that can learn from data and generalise to unseen data, and thus perform tasks without explicit instructions.

A ‘Machine Learning Model’ is a type of mathematical model that, after being ‘trained’ on a given dataset, can be used to make predictions or classifications on new data. During training, a learning algorithm iteratively adjusts the model’s internal parameters to minimise errors in predictions.

A ‘Text-to-Image’ model is a machine-learning model that takes a natural language description as input and produces an image corresponding to that description.

The work plays with the idea that in various religions it is not allowed to depict the face of God, Muhammad or other (off)gods, while some believers nowadays see AI as a new supreme being.

One of the 12 Faces of AI was posted on Twitter by Kevin Baragona, founder of DeepAI on 7 April 2023.

Laser engraved blue stone, 15cm x 15cm x 2cm.
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Shown at:
  • La Révolte des Machines ou La Pensée Déchaînée de Frans Masereel in S&S Galerie, Borgerhout, Belgium, 2023.
  • Fantastic Voyage through the Body of an Artist in Kiosk, Gent, Belgium, 2024.
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