MAS ALLA DE 2001: ODISEAS DE LA INTELIGENCIA

ESPACIO Fundacion Telefonica,  From 31 October 2018 to 17 February 2019

This exhibition invites us on a journey through the past, the present, and the future of human intelligence and one of its most ambitious projects: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our most distant ancestors created rudimentary tolos –technology- from stones and bones, and these played an important role in the survival of the species. Today we create AI computers and programmes, whixh corroborate the extraordinary advances in human knowledge and herald momentous changes in our societies.

The film that provided the best outline in this transition is 2001:A Space Odiseey, directed by Stanley Kubrick, which was released fifty years ago. In its three parts, the cast included both the four-million-year-old hominids who invent the “first” weapon , as well as the HAL 9000 super-inteligent computer, containing the most advanced technology, which controls the spaceship Discovery and its crew.

Inspired by 2001, this exhibition is structured around three core themes: The Dawn of Intelligence; In the World of Artificial Intelligence; and The Future of Intelligence and Beyond Infinity. The show stablishes links with scenes from 2001, including supporting documents and originals scripts written by Kubrick, as well as a selection of pieces and significant Works that allow us to learn more about the relationship between humans and “thinking machines”. The narrative arc is connected by ten questionsm which take into consideration important aspects regarding human intelligence and the potential of AI technology.

 



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