GPT-3 AI COLLABORATION
When prompted with philosophical questions, will a generative neural network provide answers, or pose further questions? Can it examine existential angst?
As an artist working at the intersection of art, science and philosophy I am inspired to see if new relationships and meanings are possible between these fields through the entanglement of image and text. I created an algorithm to randomly choose questions from my art practice as examples to feed GPT-3, asking it to provide as output a ‘something ’ poem in the form of a question.
Having experimented with GPT-2 to tease out such poetry as “How can the world be a blank slate? Or is it all one continuous continuum? How do we know the future is inevitable?” I wanted to push this even further with GPT-3’s enhanced capabilities. To discover uncanny reflections of the human condition. To harness the collective consciousness to ask never before asked in quite that way questions, where strangeness, glitches, recursion and banality are part of the beauty.
Also on my mind is the question - how can I lessen the bias of my own choosing by searching outside my known possibilities?
We have used excerpts of the newly created text to seed abstract AI-made imagery - their joining becomes a new form of philosophical treatise from the digital frontier.