Baby X: Digital Artificial Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience And Empathetic Interaction

Symposium:


Session Title:

  • Art & Science

Presentation Title:

  • Baby X: Digital Artificial Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience And Empathetic Interaction

Presenter(s):



Abstract:

  • As a new media curator, I work with artistic practices that engage multi-sensory media environments. Baby X is a digital artificial intelligence mixed reality installation created by Dr Mark Sagar. It is concurrently a neuro-behavioural computational model with emergent behaviours actively being used for neuro-scientific research and, at times, a media art installation on public display. This paper will explore some of the diverse issues at play in this project from the perspectives of embodied cognition, emotional engagement and perception within a mixed reality environment and transdisciplinary research context.

    Intro
    In the Laboratory for Animate Technologies at the Auckland Bio-engineering Institute at University of Auckland, Dr. Mark Sagar and his team are building a computational model of the brain and face. The model is constructed using current neuro-scientific research sourced through collaboration with the university’s Centre for Brain Research.

Venue(s):


Category: