Never before has a technology emerged so rapidly and become so directly incorporated into our lives as artificial intelligence. This phenomenon, which causes both concern and fascination, presents both threats and opportunities. There are those who criticize it and those who defend it. In this context of public dialogue and collective reliance on AI, the question arises as to whether we can make decisions without the assistance of artificial intelligence. The exhibition presented by the CCCB aims to give us pause, explain artificial intelligence in an understandable way and open a debate on its future development.
The exhibition addresses several aspects, including the role of artificial intelligence in everyday life, its possibilities in scientific and biomedical research, the importance of supercomputing as a main driver, the current legal situation, the risks of misinformation derived from its widespread use and the racial and gender prejudices it may generate.
Through an experience that includes interactive art installations, a timeline of key moments, reference works created with AI, expert testimonials and new creations, the exhibition explores the relationship between artificial intelligence and human creativity. They feature the participation of an extensive network of artists, both pioneers and emerging, such as Universal Everything, Robert del Naja (Massive Attack), Anna Ridler, Memo Akten, Mario Klingemann, Justine Emard, Steve Goodman (Kode 9), Espronceda, Eduard Escoffet or Maria Arnal, as well as research and innovation centers such as the BSC, the Music Technology Group of the UPF, the CVC or MIT.
Experimenting with AI
During the visit, visitors will have the opportunity to experience artificial intelligence first-hand through 25 interactive installations. They will be able, for example, to smell the flowers of a tree extinct in the last century or give voice to a musical composition created with the help of AI.
This exhibition is a co-production of the CCCB and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), based on an original traveling exhibition curated and organized by the Barbican Centre in London in 2019. The exhibition at the CCCB coincides with the arrival at the BSC of one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, the MareNostrum 5, which will increase and accelerate the capacity to research with artificial intelligence.
An exhibition on the history, operation, creative possibilities and ethical and legislative challenges of artificial intelligence today.
Scientific advisor: Jordi Torres
Curators of the original exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London: Suzanne Livingston, Maholo Uchida, Luke Kemp. With the support of Marie-Charlotte Carrier and Anna Holsgrove.
Curator: Lluís Nacenta