Artists take on the automated future with HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY at Science Gallery Dublin
In an automated world, will it be time to put humans out to pasture? Are we hurtling together towards a leisure-time utopia or robot-tended human zoos? HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY, the free spring exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, interrogates the supposedly seismic changes that artificial intelligence (AI) is bestowing on society.
Running until the end of May, the exhibition will give visitors the chance to explore the creative possibilities of machine learning—sparking conversations on potential futures that are simultaneously celebratory, beneficial, dystopian and humourous.
The works presented in this exhibition explore the idea of computers creating culture, from algorithm-driven artworks to responsive robots and animatronic desk lamps. Some of the highlights include the following:
Speaking ahead of the exhibition’s launch, Lynn Scarff, Director at Science Gallery Dublin, said: "As with any new technology that promises to change how we live and work, advances in AI and machine learning provoke extreme responses. HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY sets out to engage our visitors in genuine conversations that probe the multiple opportunities that these technologies present. More critically, the exhibition aims to lend urgency to public discourse about what kind of changes we need to consider to our current infrastructure, from education and health to transport and the economy, to ensure that we all benefit from these opportunities."
HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY opened to the public on Friday, 10th February. The full list of exhibits and the programme of events running alongside the exhibition can be found below and at dublin.sciencegallery.com/hnna.
Where: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
When: 10.02.17 to 21.05.17
Opening hours: Tues-Fri, 12.00-20.00; Sat & Sun, 12.00-18.00
All images courtesy Science Gallery Dublin.