Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
The artist and computer scientist Terence Broad built an autoencoder, a type of artificial neural network, and showed it the classic science-fiction film Blade Runner (1982). He trained the autoencoder to remember every individual frame of the film and to reconstruct each one as a memory, on view here. In the original film, a bounty hunter hunts down androids that are so well engineered that they are indistinguishable from humans. Here, we face a similar challenge, as we trying to identify the original film within the AI’s program’s perception of it.
Terence Broad, Blade Runner—Autoencoded, 2016
Tickets are required ($12 adults, students, and seniors; free for members). Doors open thirty minutes before the program begins. Ticket holders are guaranteed admission until the start of the program, at which time any unclaimed seats will be released.
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