Autonomous art systems correspond to the medieval idea of perpetual motion machines, — once put in motion by their creators they continue infinitely. In this case, Ian Cheng’s artificially intelligent trio of chatbots enter into a deranged echoic conversation that reflects the habitual way organisms communicate. Like neurons speaking to each other, dissonance culture fractures arbitrary excess into meaningless meaning.
Ian Cheng. Live simulation, infinite duration, artificial intelligence services, 2013-2014
PLEASE ORIENT SCREEN VERTICALLY
“Here together 3 online artificial intelligence bots, typically rented and modified to converse with humans about a commercial product, be a sexting partner, provide therapy. Here they converse with each other, generating a dynamic conversation that evolves indefinitely and without us.”