Interview #10 with Maya Indira Ganesh »Cultural critique and artificial intelligence«

»Training the Archive« explores the applicability of Artificial Intelligence to art and the curation of art. For this purpose, a series of interviews with artists, curators, and theorists who have made significant contributions to the research field of image production and artificial intelligence in recent years is being produced. The tenth, and last, video of the interview with Maya Indira Ganesh is online on YouTube (with subtitles).

Maya Ganesh discusses how artistic works have influenced the critique of artificial intelligence in recent years. The interview further investigates the differences between academic textual production and art exhibition curating, and how they reflect differently on our world and the development of AI technologies.

Dr. Maya Indira Ganesh is Course Co-leader of the Master of AI Ethics, and Society programme at Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and she is a media and digital cultures theorist, researcher, and writer. Her dissertation examined the re-shaping of what we mean by the ‘ethical’ and the shifting role of the human in the emergence of the driverless car.

The interview was conducted by Francis Hunger (HMKV) for »Training the Archive.« To see the other videos in the series, click here or go to the YouTube playlist.

»Training the Archive« (2020–2023) is a research project that explores the possibilities and risks of AI in relation to the automated structuring of museum collection data to support curatorial practice and artistic production.

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