JACK’S BRAIN is a live stage performance using Artificial Intelligence to create music from live painted drawings shown as part of Aberdeen University May Festival 2019 and funded by Creative Scotland.
Can Artificial Intelligence, a computer brain – Jack’s brain – that is based on our own biological brains, replace a human? Is this a good idea? And what does this mean? What is Artificial Intelligence? To answer that question we firstly need to define what is ‘intelligence’. This is surprisingly difficult. Most explanations for intelligence are simply synonyms for the word intelligence like wisdom, cleverness, or being smart. So is intelligence then the ability to learn? And learn in particular like a human? To take in some form of sensory input and to learn how to respond? An amoeba in sea water responds to light to determine where to swim to find food – do we consider this intelligent? Is Artificial Intelligence good or bad?
Jack Caven and Labrador Paddy – Live Stage Performance – Jack’s Brain