Visiting Austrian artist Claudia Larcher
talks artificial intelligence and data bias. This artist talk kicks off Impact Art AT 2022
, a creative exchange that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to explore and address the social challenge of bias in artificial intelligence. We are surrounded by tools that use machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). They are sometimes visible, but often invisible to us. The fact is that almost all big data sets generated by systems using ML/AI-based models are known to be biased. Larcher will take us on a journey into the mind of an artist wrestling with the implications of applying biased models to the increasingly automated world we inhabit.
CLAUDIA LARCHER was born in Bregenz, Austria. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria. She is a visual artist with a focus in (site specific) video animation, collage, photography and installation. From 2001 to 2008 she studied « Transmedia Art » at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2005 she has participated in various group exhibitions and festivals in Austria and abroad and presented her work in solo and group exhibitions: f.e. Tokyo Wonder Site Japan, Slought Foundation Philadelphia, Weimar Art Festival, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art/ Roskilde, steirischer Herbst in Graz, Manifesta 13 and Anthology Film Archives in NYC.