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fall 2023

a conversation about intelligence
between human artist and artifical intelligence

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The Marvin Minsky Project is an interdisciplinary art project created by the berlin artist Danny Doom (rip). The project aims to explore the intersection of artificial intelligence and art, using a variety of mediums including traditional painting methods, collage techniques, and digital tools. The project’s centerpiece is an exhibition in Berlin, which aims to educate visitors about the nature of human and computer intelligence through a series of interactive installations and exhibits. The project is named after the late Marvin Minsky, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence.

„The intersection of technology and art has always been a fascinating topic, but it’s not often that we get to see it on full display. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the upcoming exhibition, where an artificial intelligence (AI) and a human painter have come together to present a unique collection of works.

The human painter, known for their skillful use of color and texture, has teamed up with an AI program to create a series of pieces that showcase the best of both worlds. The AI, with its ability to process vast amounts of data and generate new ideas, has been used to create a digital canvas that serves as the foundation for the human painter’s work.

The result is a collection of pieces that are both familiar and alien, as the human touch is clearly present in the brushstrokes and composition, but the use of AI brings a new level of complexity and depth to the work. The paintings are both beautiful and thought-provoking, as they raise questions about the nature of creativity and the role of technology in the arts.

One of the most striking things about the exhibition is the way in which the human painter and AI have been able to collaborate and learn from each other. The AI has been able to pick up on the painter’s style and preferences, while the painter has been able to incorporate the AI’s unique perspective into their work. The end result is a collection of pieces that could not have been created by either the human or the AI alone.

The exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in the intersection of art and technology. It’s a rare opportunity to see the creativity of a human painter combined with the power of AI in a way that is both visually stunning and intellectually stimulating. Don’t miss your chance to see this groundbreaking exhibition.“

// ai / prompt: write me an editorial for an exhbition about ai, with a conversation bewtween ai and the berlin artist Danny Doom

current events_ the law suit

I asked the ai, what to do because ai companies have been using artworks without permission to train their ai systems.

Answer: Get a lawyer.

What would you recommend artists to do, knowing that ai companies used their images for machine learning without permission?
 
 

Artists should protect their work by registering their copyright and using watermarks on their images. They can also consider using digital rights management software to control how their images are used and shared. If an AI company is using their images without permission, the artist can contact the company and request that they remove the images or compensate the artist for their use. If the company does not comply, the artist may need to seek legal action.

 
 
How should the artist proceed?
 
 

An artist who believes that their work has been used without permission by an AI company should first contact the company and request that they remove the images or compensate the artist for their use. This can be done through a formal cease and desist letter, which should be sent via certified mail to ensure receipt and should include a description of the infringing work, the location where it can be found, and a statement that the use of the work is unauthorized. The letter should also include a deadline for the company to respond and a warning that legal action may be taken if the infringement is not addressed.

If the company does not respond or does not take action to resolve the issue, the artist may want to consider hiring an attorney and taking legal action. This could include filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement, which would require the artist to register their copyright with the US Copyright Office.

The artist can also consider joining or creating a collective of artists, where they can pool resources and negotiate with companies together. This can give them more leverage in dealing with AI companies.

It is worth noting that some AI companies may have a policy or guidelines for using images for machine learning, so artists should also check for those before proceeding.

 
 
What do recommend, if the artist can not afford a lawyer?
 
 

If an artist cannot afford a lawyer, there are still several options available for protecting their rights and enforcing their claims of copyright infringement.

One option is to file a complaint with the US Copyright Office, which has a streamlined process for online registration and filing of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices. This process can be completed without the assistance of a lawyer and can result in the infringing material being removed from the internet.

Another option is to reach out to a legal aid organization or pro bono legal services. These organizations often provide free or low-cost legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford a lawyer.

The artist can also consider joining or creating a collective of artists, where they can pool resources and negotiate with companies together. This can give them more leverage in dealing with AI companies.

Finally, if the artist is based in the EU, they can reach out to the EU Intellectual Property Office or their national IP office for guidance and assistance with their case.

It is worth noting that it’s important for the artist to document the infringement and keep records of any correspondence with the infringing party, in case they decide to seek legal advice or representation in the future.

 
 
This is good avice. I will share that with my followers of the Marvin Mindsky Art Project.
 
 

I’m glad you found my advice helpful. It’s important for artists to take steps to protect their rights and to be aware of the potential for their work to be used without permission. By registering their copyright and using watermarks, as well as knowing their rights and the options available to them if infringement occurs, artists can better safeguard their work and their livelihood. It’s great that you’re sharing this information with your followers through the Marvin Mindsky Art Project, and I hope it helps them to better protect their own work.

 
 
Thanks so much. Have a great day.
 
 

You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out. Have a great day as well!

 
 
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I’m glad I could assist you. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help.

human intelligence

machine learning
artificial intelligence

mm + ml

the exhibition

what is intelligence?

a graphical essay

communication and kontext
interaction with chatbots
chatbots interacting with each other

art versus artificial
ethics and standards

human intelligence //
canvases, sketches, prints
painted neurological phenomena
stories like the hero’s journey

interlude
introducing analog neuro art techniques
1.1. verbalism

artificial intelligence //
freely generated images following prompts // descriptions // urls: canvases by Danny Doom

conversation
working together
prompting from source material Danny Doom

the future is now
panel and info around the subject of ai development, artist statements and more

Human intelligence

Human intelligence is the intellectual capability of humans, which is marked by complex cognitive feats and high levels of motivation and self-awareness. High intelligence is associated with better outcomes in life.
Through intelligence, humans possess the cognitive abilities to learn, form concepts, understand, apply logic and reason, including the capacities to recognize patterns, plan, innovate, solve problems, make decisions, retain information, and use language to communicate. There are conflicting ideas about how intelligence is measured, ranging from the idea that intelligence is fixed upon birth, or that it is malleable and can change depending on an individual’s mindset and efforts. Several subcategories of intelligence, such as emotional intelligence or social intelligence, are heavily debated as to whether they are traditional forms of intelligence.
They are generally thought to be distinct processes that occur, though there is speculation that they tie into traditional intelligence more than previously suspected.

Human intelligence can be described as the ability to learn, understand, and make judgments or have opinions that are rational. It encompasses a wide range of cognitive abilities, including the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience.

Many experts believe that human intelligence is unique and special, due to its flexibility and adaptability compared to other forms of intelligence found in nature. Humans have the ability to use language, which allows for complex communication and the sharing of knowledge and ideas, and have developed advanced technologies and societies. Additionally, human consciousness is considered a unique aspect of human intelligence, which allows for self-awareness and introspection.

From OpenAi Chat GPT

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence—perceiving, synthesizing, and inferring information—demonstrated by machines, as opposed to intelligence displayed by non-human animals and humans. Example tasks in which this is done include speech recognition, computer vision, translation between (natural) languages, as well as other mappings of inputs. The Oxford English Dictionary of Oxford University Press defines artificial intelligence as:

the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

AI applications include advanced web search engines (e.g., Google), recommendation systems (used by YouTube, Amazon and Netflix), understanding human speech (such as Siri and Alexa), self-driving cars (e.g., Waymo), automated decision-making and competing at the highest level in strategic game systems (such as chess and Go). As machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered to require „intelligence“ are often removed from the definition of AI, a phenomenon known as the AI effect. For instance, optical character recognition is frequently excluded from things considered to be AI, having become a routine technology.

Artificial intelligence was founded as an academic discipline in 1956, and in the years since has experienced several waves of optimism,followed by disappointment and the loss of funding (known as an „AI winter“),[8][9] followed by new approaches, success and renewed funding. AI research has tried and discarded many different approaches since its founding, including simulating the brain, modeling human problem solving, formal logic, large databases of knowledge and imitating animal behavior. In the first decades of the 21st century, highly mathematical-statistical machine learning has dominated the field, and this technique has proved highly successful, helping to solve many challenging problems throughout industry and academia.

The various sub-fields of AI research are centered around particular goals and the use of particular tools. The traditional goals of AI research include reasoning, knowledge representation, planning, learning, natural language processing, perception, and the ability to move and manipulate objects.[a] General intelligence (the ability to solve an arbitrary problem) is among the field’s long-term goals. To solve these problems, AI researchers have adapted and integrated a wide range of problem-solving techniques – including search and mathematical optimization, formal logic, artificial neural networks, and methods based on statistics, probability and economics. AI also draws upon computer science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and many other fields.

The field was founded on the assumption that human intelligence „can be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it“. This raised philosophical arguments about the mind and the ethical consequences of creating artificial beings endowed with human-like intelligence; these issues have previously been explored by myth, fiction and philosophy since antiquity. Computer scientists and philosophers have since suggested that AI may become an existential risk to humanity if its rational capacities are not steered towards beneficial goals.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be described as the simulation of human intelligence processes by computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction.

AI systems can be classified into three main categories:

  1. Reactive machines: These are AI systems that can only react to the current situation and have no memory or ability to use past experiences to inform future decisions.
  2. Limited memory: These are AI systems that can make use of past experiences to inform current decisions, but their memory is limited.
  3. General AI: These are AI systems that can make use of past experiences to inform current decisions and can be used in a wide range of tasks.

While AI is often considered unique and special, it is not as flexible and adaptable as human intelligence. Currently, AI systems are typically designed to perform specific tasks, and while they can be very good at those tasks, they don’t have the general intelligence to deal with the vast range of tasks humans can. Additionally, AI lacks consciousness and self-awareness, which are unique aspects of human intelligence.

idiot savant /ˌiːdjəʊ saˈvɒ̃/

noun

1. a person (or computer system) who has an exceptional aptitude in one particular field, such as music or mathematics, despite having significant impairment in other areas of intellectual or social functioning.

2. a person who is extremely unworldly but displays natural wisdom and insight.

method 1 // the volcano snail

prompting with the image, typography, single letters, structure prompts // exclusive rough preview
volcano snail //
scaly-foot gastropod

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