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A Conversation


2016

HD Video Projection / text, colour, sound / 09’57”


A Conversation (2016) highlights a real dialogue between humans and machines back in the early development of artificial neural networks. Google’s Neural Conversation AI, trained through a dataset of movie transcripts from OpenSubtitles, responds to the questions by the human ranging from basic knowledge to philosophical topics such as morality.


A Conversation

Production: Edy Fung

Year: 2016

Duration: 9 minutes and 57 seconds

Text: Extract from Google’s report on the Neural Conversation Model experiment in 2015

(http://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.05869v2.pdf), arranged by Edy Fung

Sound: Selected tracks from NASA’s Golden Record 1977 or, earthly sound curated to represent humanity to the outer universe

Genre: Experimental, Conceptual

Language/Subtitle: English