Deep learning is an over hyped and mystic tech. This is the result of biased and unreliable conversations and a lack of understanding of the technology. This workshop will explain how deep learning works in simple terms without any previous experience in programming or complicated math. So if you can guess the result of (3 x 2) + (1 x 5), you are in! And we will see how artists are using AI as a creative medium, the current limitations of Deep Learning and we will open a dialog around provocative proposals for policy makers and citizens to extract the beauty and discard the ugly of AI. Note: No computer needed to attend the workshop.
About the host
Spanish visual artist Sergio Albiac experiments at the intersection of Deep Learning, generative code and traditional media. He develops algorithmic entities that transform reality to express ideas about human identity, chance and emotions. The illusion of control in a world much governed by randomness and the existing negotiation between reason and instincts are recurring inspirational themes in his work. The final result of this artistic process is not always preconceived: it can be a painting, a giclée print, a video art piece, a digital portrait or an interactive installation running on the cloud.
Albiac does not feel constrained to a single medium. He uses hybrid media to express his artistic vision. He is guided by uncertainty, intuition and curiosity. He wants to stimulate in the viewer alternative answers to old questions or, better, brand new doubts.
Sergio Albiac lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.