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      Creative Artificial Intelligence within the Artificial Life Installation “Infranet”

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2021 (EVA 2021)

      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

      5th July – 9th July 2021

      Artificial intelligence, Artificial life, Data art, Computational creativity

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          The authors explore how current mainstream data-driven AI approaches can be questioned critically from a perspective of computational creativity and ecosystemic art. This centres on a critique of the future as being over-determined by the past; both from the data used, and in the questions or objectives assumed by training. The main contributions of this paper are to apply alternative creative approaches to nature-inspired artificial intelligence, and to detail some of these through their embodiment in the authors’ artwork “Infranet”. Infranet is a neuro-evolutionary art installation that exhibited at three international locations over 2018-2019. It uses geospatial data of the host city not as a training material but as a habitat for artificial life. In contrast to training-based AI systems, in Infranet there is no objective or fitness function and very little evolutionary pressure or competition. Moreover, it eschews the trend of a large and pre-specified neural network structure in favour of a population of thousands of small interacting neural networks, each with distinct structure, in a "liquid" process of continuous reorganization; resonating with some contemporary theories and models of non-conscious cognition in biological and ecological systems.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                July 2021
                July 2021
                : 199-206
                Affiliations
                York University

                Toronto, Canada
                OCAD University

                Toronto, Canada
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.34
                © Wakefield et al. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2021, UK

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Proceedings of EVA London 2021
                EVA 2021
                London
                5th July – 9th July 2021
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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