Through this performance, we speculate on the potential of smart technologies to inform politics. Using a recurrent neural network (a kind of AI that can ‘learn information’ and make predictions based on these learnings) the designers have generated a Brexit speech, the amalgamation of various opinions from Brexit stakeholders including European Union policy makers, political party leaders, UK MPs, Irish diplomats, and the British public.
On stage, an actor reads aloud the future Brexit policy as the UK Prime Minster Boris Johnson. Legrand Jäger read aloud the input given to the machine to ‘learn about Brexit’. A national anthem has been created through sounds founds in domestic settings.
David Selley as Boris Johnson
Rob Clouth and Jakab Pilaszanovich, sound engineering
Parag Kumar Mital, AI engineering