Maker Faire Rome 2021 Will get “Phygital”



Right this moment we use synthetic intelligence and algorithmic methods in numerous on a regular basis actions with out realizing it – from navigation, on-line search engines like google and yahoo, recommendation, textual content messaging, digital assistants, ‘sensible’ gadgets. On the identical time, synthetic intelligence and algorithms are additionally  controversial, equivalent to facial recognition and profiling, predictive evaluation for employment, crime monitoring and predictive policing. Headlining Maker Artwork is the “You and AI” exhibition which explores AI not as some future potentiality, however as a present-day actuality. Premiering in Athens final summer season, the Roman model of the exhibition can be curated by Irini Mirena Papadimitriou (Inventive Director of FutureEverything) and Valentino Catricalà.Because the curatorial notes to the earlier Athens iteration reveal, this undertaking connects deeply with understanding the questions posed within the MFR opening convention: “The thought that PEOPLE might be managed by machines, which as soon as was thought of to be an indication of insanity, doesn’t really feel so fallacious immediately…On the time of the event of this undertaking, we’re nonetheless navigating our approach by way of the COVID-19 pandemic disaster – a extremely impactful occasion for PEOPLE, society, CULTURE, economic system and atmosphere, but in addition a disaster that has had a profound affect on human habits, dwelling and dealing. The pandemic comes at a time of ongoing crises, from conflicts, authoritarianism, local weather change to call a number of that we have now been dealing with and can proceed to face. Might this be a altering level when it comes to how we expect, work together with, behave or care about PEOPLE, different species, locations, nature? Might this presumably be a time to rethink the results of making unjust methods or messing with ecosystems?”