Bygone Times in Real Time

dispositif | installation
Designer | Artist EPFL + ECAL Lab
Year 2019

Artificial intelligence uses social media content to unveil two centuries of world heritage. The combination of these documents of very different origins is based on artificial intelligence – so-called deep learning techniques. But rather than restricting the results to users’ expectations or targeted marketing purposes, as Internet recommendation algorithms usually do, the device aims to foster discovery to build bridges between past times and real time. To counter the obscurantism of algorithms, it reveals what the machine recognises in the images and therefore how it associates them.