Jonas&Paul Rehren: „Marvin“
The project explores one of the most pressing worries associated with artificial
intelligence—that of humans being outsmarted by the technology and thus being made
redundant. Visitors are invited to play some fairly easy skill-based game (Connect Four)
against a neural network playing at a super-human level. The network is personified in the form of a rudimentary face on a screen facing the visitor. As visitors begin to lose, this personification will start making comments about their play; first jovially, for instance by suggesting to them alternative, more sensible moves, but after a while changing to puzzlement regarding their level of skill (or lack thereof) which finally gives way to mockery and frustration, accompanied by verbal abuse.