It seems like Siri has some SIRIous competition as a new art exhibition in Montreal features an AI robot that learns from visitors the more it interacts with them.
As part of musician David Usher’s Hum(ai)n exhibition, a digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with humans all summer. This interaction will help to evolve her cognitive state.
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“By interacting with the public, it will begin to understand more and more what it means to be human,” reads the exhibit’s website.
HUM(AI)N lobbies that machines are not separate, but a part of us.
The interaction features some of the world’s latest and most innovate technology-based artworks. “The exhibition activates the movements of the body by challenging the heart and the human faculties of the mind—faculties that are increasingly being enhanced, altered, and shaped by technology,” says creator David Usher. “We are closer than ever to becoming demigods, mastering our own destiny through technology.”
Welcome to the future, folks.
Usher says he believes that in a few years people will be able to hold a conversation with AI the same way we do with other humans.
HUM(AIN) – We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine
When: From now until September 15
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Where: Phi Centre, 407 Saint-Pierre
Price: online$21.97 – $25.50, available