Title: The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Algorithm
Artist: Harshit Agrawal
Medium: Set of 20 prints
Agrawal teaches his AI algorithm what a human surgery looks like, by showing it several videos of surgical dissections. The algorithm is then allowed to produce its own images of an imagined human dissection. By varying the amount of training the algorithm gets, Agrawal generates abstract painterly images that are disquieting. The title alludes to a 1632 painting of Rembrandt’s, which showed a gathering watching the dissection of a human arm, in an era of troubled fascination with medical technology. Here, we are watching an AI-imagined dissection, in our era of troubled fascination with artificial intelligence.