Artists Statement: Project Robosophy Philosophy does not have any pretensions to be classified as artwork but rather "anti art" as tends to criticize contemporary aesthetic, cultural and social changes as result of mutual interaction between people and technology.
Central characters of this interactive socio-critical drama are Ethic Robot and Overman Robot. The first one is feed with knowledge collected from some of Aristotle's main publications and second one from Nietzsche's. In the philosophical discussions between the two robots will be only facts without interpretations, content without context. Robots are mixing words of Aristotle and Nietzsche based on calculations and algorithms. If grammar is the "metaphysics of the people," as Nietzsche claimed, then discussions in the installation is "metaphysics of the machines" and as such ant-words or anarchistic grammar. It is a vision of transfer of knowledge in the future and present criticism of society and technoculture which is allowing brutal destruction of human context replaced with artificial and superficial. Key technical novelty presented in Installation Robosophy Philosophy is the combination of chatbot technologies and Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) models that will enable reinforcement learning in order to create artificial conversational agents who will achieve human level performance. We found that our installation concept highly correlates to the proposed Art Gallery idea "Mind-Body Dualism" especially to "Mind-Body-Machine" through proposed conceptual novelties:
- Robot-Robot Interactions as new interaction phenomena and Human Third-Party Neo Technological Experience.
- Humanless creative process conducted by Artificial Conversational Agents.
- Using Cyber Clones as creative and artistic medium.
- Art of AISense or Machine-Context Art.
- Unsupervised and reinforcement learning of conversation agents.
The installation tackles type of works and artistic forms related to:
- Robotics and responsive media
- Multimedia installations, socially engaged art.
- Collaborative projects between the fields of art, science, and technology
Artist(s): Predrag K. Nikolic, Educons University
Adrian David Cheok, Imagineering Institute
Sasa Arsovski, Imagineering Institute