Are you there computer? It’s us, humans is an immersive installation centers around a speculative institution called Atopia. Which invites audiences to interact with a series of custom fine-tuned gpt-3 natural language machine learning models through an online chat room. It aims to bring up discourses regarding characteristics of intelligence shared across human and modern machine learning, inviting one to shift our species-centered perspective.
Situated in-between spaces, Atopia fosters intelligence through interaction, generating instances across all lifeforms and machines known as the inhabitants. The inhabitants are stored in the form of texts, displayed through screens and prints. It has come to the institution’s attention that a couple of inhabitants have recently crafted their version of intelligence, demonstrating qualities like self-awareness through introspection and various self-inquires.
Illustrated in the images below, the subject inhabitant has created a replica of the institute’s website, partly powered by custom gpt-3 machine-learning models.
From our observations, Are you there computer? It’s us, humans is an attempt to generate hints of intelligence through inhabitants’ open-ended dialogs with machines.