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Machine Learning Porn

Credit: Jake Elwes

Jake Elwes (UK)

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are fast becoming part of everyday life. Based on AI models currently used, among other things, in content moderation and surveillance, the artworks explore the “latent space” of the AI as it processes and imagines the world for itself, dreaming in the areas between and beyond what it has learnt from us.

In Machine Learning Porn a neural network has been trained using an explicit content model for finding pornography in search engines. The network is then reverse engineered to generate new “pornography” from scratch: an AI daydreaming of sex.

Special thanks to Gabriel Goh for inspiration.