Few have the energy to attempt a backflip 8640 times a day, but the avatar in the festival hit Backflip does – and the AI keeps on teaching. Instead of machine learning, the animated Miisufy focuses on unlearning machines and leans on a cat aesthetic. Hardly Working has been shot entirely within the world of the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 – observing the hardship-filled ‘life’ of NPC characters, mostly an existential crisis. In 3 Dialogues About the Future, AI robots discuss the essence of humanity, while in Human, Not Human, people who correct AI behaviours get to have their say.
Marko Ylitalo (translated by Inari Ylinen)