„Human Perceptron“ | Workshop with RYBN

HMKV at the Dortmunder U | Level 3, Workshop room


How do artificial neural networks work? And how can a well-founded critique of artificial intelligence (AI) be formulated based on an understanding of them? This question will be explored by the artists' collective RYBN in their workshop Human Perceptron, which will take place on 2 July 2022 from 13:00 - 16:30 in the workshop room of the HMKV, Dortmunder U level 3.

The "perceptron" is a simplified artificial neural network that was introduced in 1957 by Frank Rosenblatt. Artificial neural networks are algorithms inspired by the human brain. They are considered the basis for AI and machine learning. In the workshop, participants embody such a neural network - a "human perceptron" - and perform all the necessary steps to complete a single operation.

This offers the opportunity to understand and question the underlying logic of artificial intelligence and to formulate a well-founded critique. This will lead to speculation about what other kinds of logic might govern AI (artificial intelligence).

Language: English
The workshop is free of charge.
Registration is required at event@hmkv.de

The event takes place in the context of the exhibition House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm, in which RYBN present their work Human Computers (2017 - today).


Image credit: Algorithmic design workshop, prototype of a human operated Perceptron, RYBN.ORG, PACT Zollverein, Essen, 2016. Photo : Dirk Rose.

The event programme is funded by:.


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