Just over 10 years ago, three artificial intelligence researchers achieved a breakthrough that changed the field forever. The “AlexNet” system was trained on 1.2 million images taken from around the web and recognized objects as different as a container ship and a leopard with far greater accuracy than computers had managed before. In 2010, the first artwork using blockchain and AI called “Plantoid,” a robot or synthetic organism designed to look, act, and grow like a plant, was scientifically published. In 2020, the team at DerAffe (parent company of GAY45) announced the first AI curator in history, based at the time on GPT-2 and now based on GPT-3.5. By the end of 2022, ChatGPT had become the most accessed web app in history, with over 100 million users.
Over years many breakthroughs have led to the development of instruments that use AI in ways we could never have imagined just a few years ago. ZKM in Karlsruhe, the most respected media art center in the world, has started a new initiative called intelligent.museum, in which I have been invited to participate. One section will focus on Queer AI.