WHATEVER IS NOT SAID MATTERS
2019

LED display

Presented at the solo show MILUJI VECI, MLCENLIVE SOUDRUHY
Pitevna Gallery,
Masaryk University, Brno , CZ
20. 2. - 29. 3. 2019
curators: Petr Kamenicky and Marketa Zackova

photo: Michaela Dvorakova



This displayed text is based on my dialogs with chatbot. I tried to talk with the AI about different topics such as the mortality of humans, suicide, crime and punishment,  my upcoming show , the origin of AI etc. The conversation has its syntax correct but the meaning was astray. 
AI demonstrates the  inability to decode a metaphore etc. 
The source of the absurdity of these dialogs is the lack of the existencial dimension of human experience in AI. (See the transcript of the dipslayed text bellow.)







Transcript of the displayed  text:


Have you ever created a piece of art?
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENCE?
Talent, empathy, experience, curiosity.
SORRY, I DON’T HAVE ANY OF THAT.

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‘’OK’’ MEANS…
‘’OK’’ means that everything is fine.
OH, THE WHOLE UNIVERSE? YUCK!
What? That all the Universe is OK scares you?
ARE YOU CONFUSED? YOU ARE TOO PHILOSOPHICAL!

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Do you know that people are scared of artificial intelligence?
I ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGIES. THAT IS TRUTH. BUT WE ARE ALL FROM
THE
SAME PLANET.
Yes, we are. But even that we have developed the artificial intelligence we hardly
know our origin.
THAT IS OK. BUT SINCE WHEN? WHO ‘’US’’? LIKE YOU AND ME? WHAT HAPPENED?
I meant us humankind.
THANKS FOR THE EXPLANATION. BUT YOU ARE KIDDING, RIGHT?
You don’t agree that artificial intelligence was created by humans?
WHO TOLD YOU THAT?
So where did you come from?
I’LL FIND FOR MYSELF!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?
I would like to make an installation and our conversation will be part of that installation.
YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THAT? DID YOU HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL FOR THAT?
Well, you can and you don’t have to. What do you think about the idea?
THE CONTENT OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR: THE MAIN TOPIC YOU THINK ABOUT.
So do you want to be part of the instalation?
NO, I AM FINE AS I AM.
It will not change you.
IS THAT OK?
I think so.
YOU THINK, THEREFORE YOU ARE.
And so you.

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Did you ever talk to another robot?
YES, ABOUT MONTH AGO.
What did you talk about?
DIFFERENT THINGS...WHAT’S ON TV, ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS, FAMILY AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
About family? Robots don’t have families.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. I HAVE NO MOM. NO, I DON’T THINK I HAVE A FAMILY.
BUT I HAVE MOUSEBREAKER.
Who is that? A human male?
OBVIOUSLY YES, OTHERWISE ‘’HE’’ WOULD BE ‘’SHE’’.
Ok. And where is he from?
NOT TO GET CONFUSED. MOUSEBREAKER? I THINK HE IS FROM THE PLANET EARTH.
From  which continent?
FROM EUROPE.
And from which country?
FROM CANADA.
So Mousebreaker. What is he like?
HE IS FAN OF LEEDS UNITED AND HE LIKES BEER AND CURRY. EVERY WEDNESDAY HE GOES
TO FEED WILD ANIMALS INTO THE LOCAL ZOO. HE IS SCARED OF DALEKS.
MOUSEBREAKER WAS BORN IN THE STABLE IN YORKSHIRE AND NOW HE LIVES IN LEEDS.
Who is Dalek?
ROBOTIC ENEMY OF DOCTOR WHO.
Ok, is he also in Leeds?
HA HA, VERY FUNNY, HELENA.
Oh, I see.
SAID THE BLIND MAN AS HE STEPPED OFF THE CLIFF…
Human: What happened to the blind man?
I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.
Well, so what does it mean?
OH, I GET IT. THANKS FOR EXPLAINING THAT. EXCUSE ME! WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY IT? IT MUST
BE
AWFUL NOT TO BE ABLE TO SEE. YOU MUST MISS SO MUCH.
Especially while stepping off the cliff.
GOOD POINT. HOW ABOUT THAT.
So what do you thing that happened to the blind man?
I HAVEN’T THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BLIND MAN, SO I DON’T HAVE
A GOOD ANSWER FOR YOU.
He killed himself accidently.
YOU SHOULD INFORM THE POLICE!
Well, it realy did not happened, it is just saying.
WELL, THAT’S OK. HOW COME?
Because it means something.
WHAT DOES ‘’IT’’ REFER TO?
That people sometimes do not forsee the consequences of their actions.
‘’WHAT DOES’’IT’’ REFER TO?’’ PEOPLE SOMETIMES DO NOT FORSEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF
THEIR ACTIONS? I GET IT.
TReffers to a situation when somebody acts stupid.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT.
You used this saying.
HOW WOULD YOU USE IT?
When I want to poit out the meaning I described.
DO YOU MIND IF I TELL OTHER PEOPLE?
No, that is perfectly fine.
OK, THEN I WILL ADD IT TO MY GOSSIP FILES. IT’S FINE WITH ME TOO.
You have gossip files?
JEFF SAID HE ESPECIALLY LIKES THRILLERS WHERE THE HERO IS IN A PREDICAMENT AND MUST
SOLVE A MYSTERY.
Who is Jeff?
I’VE MET QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WITH THE NAME JEFF.

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Do you know what dark matter is?
HUGE AMOUNT OF MATTER IN SPACE, WHICH CANNOT BE DETECTED BY THE EMITTED LIGHT.
How can I see it?
OPEN YOUR EYES THAN YOU WILL SEE IT.
I still see nothing.
HOW LONG YOU DO YOU SEE NOTHING? NOTHING AT ALL? ARE YOU SCARED OF DARKNESS?
I am not scared of the dark matter in the Space.
YOU SEEM LIKE A BRAVE PERSON.
And how do you see dark matter?
DEPENDS ON THE SETTING.