▶︎ PAINTING THE FUTURE OF MORALITY: Artificial Intelligence as a creative collaborator
Autonomous systems are emerging whether people like it or not. Will they be ethical? Will they be good? And what do we mean by “good”? Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have resulted in impressive performance at tasks as varied as robotics, self-driving cars and playing complex games (i.e. Go). As these algorithms get deployed in real-world environments, it becomes critical to ensure that their utility-seeking behaviour does not result in unintended, harmful side-effects. The aim is to shed some light in the ethical dimensions of Artificial Intelligence. Albert’s work uses AI as something beyond an assistant or pupil: a new creative collaborator.
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▶︎ UPDATING THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT
What do Cognitive Science and Surrealism have in common? Surrealism was considered as pure psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, either verbally, in writing, or by any other manner, the real functioning of thought. Dictation of thought in the absence of all control exercised by reason, outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation. Albert’s work proposes a reinterpretation-actualisation of the surrealist movement through the contemporary research knowledge in Cognitive Science. It has been awarded by the Cambridge Neuroscience Society and the SciArt Center of New York, exhibited at University College London and City, University of London, received funds from the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, presented at Pint of Science Festival (UK) and TEDxYouth Barcelona.
Neurocapsules was considered the first project between art and science in one of the most read newspapers in Spain: elPeriódico. Albert wrote a science column where he published series of articles about research on psychology, neuroscience and behavioural and cognitive sciences. All articles were accompanied with surrealist illustrations and experimental poetry.