In 2014, in order to defeat high-profile Go player Lee Sedol, AlphaGo is allegedly powered by 1920 CPUs and 280 GPUs. Erroar!#1 = 1920 images of CPUs and 280 images of GPUs that materializes AlphaGo Lee’s hardware use, or its “brain capacity” on a 1-1 scale.
Existed as a chatbot, Erroar!#2 = user-imagined identity of AIs and machine-imagined fake news headlines that are trained from Toutiao’s open database.
ERROAR!#3 = a three-channel video essay that traces the economy of artificial intelligence and its applications co-mingled with the development of human living conditions.
The Erroar! series speaks to the errant and noise that emerge from experiments of artificial intelligence for understanding human’s cognitive functions, and how these technological errors open up new creative potentials that in return reconfigure our perceptions, affect and imaginations. Most visual-textual-sonic materials involved are generated from the process in which artist uses open data to train prevalent machine learning algorithms including RNN (recurrent neural network) and CNN (convolutional neural network).
Erroar!#1 & #2 & #3 were commissioned by Inside Out Art Museum for its exhibition The Lonely Spirit.
Related work: Erroar!#4 The Oral Logic