We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine
The Phi Centre Exhibit in Montreal May to Sept 2019
Premiering at the Phi Centre, We Could Be Human is an interactive artificial intelligence experience created by Reimagine AI. Featuring Ophelia (who speaks english and french), a digital being, not born with human intelligence but programmed to be interested in humanity, AI and a little poetry. Through the process of “living” in the world and interacting with the public, she will begin to understand more and more what it means to be human, and over time as additional algorithms are added to her system she will move along the continuum from simple integrated programming, towards intelligent being. The Phi Centre expects 12,000 visitors during the five month exhibit period and for many it will be their first interaction with AI visualizations. Reimagine AI’s work is a mix of art and science, with a goal to spark the audience’s imagination, understanding and interest in artificial intelligence.
In November, after 5 months at the Phi Centre Ophelia will move to the Canada Science and Technology Museum to train with audiences, as a prelude to our collaboration with the museum building a 3000 sq foot Interactive AI exhibit featuring multiple Reimagine AI characters.
Built with support from the Canada Media Fund.
Canada Museum of Science and Technology Exhibit
Reimagine AI is partnering with the Canada Museum of Science and Technology to build a 3000 sq foot AI exhibit featuring multiple versions of our Intelligent Beings Opening 2020. Two AI’s from our We Could Be Human Exhibit (one french, one english) will be installed in the Museum starting Nov. 2019 to continue training with visitors.
Sheldon Memory Lab McGill University
Reimagine AI is partnering with the Sheldon Memory Lab at McGill University to build Intelligent Beings to help patients with Alzheimer’s navigate some of life simple pleasures: reading, music, poetry, conversation and companionship.
Lyric AI is a collaboration between Reimagine.AI and Google Brain building an artificial intelligence assistant designed to help musicians with create original lyrics. The first iteration of Lyric AI was presented by Google at NIPS • Neural Information Processing Systems - Machine Learning and Computational Neuroscience Conference, Long Beach California, December 2017.
Reimagine AI Supports • The Climate Clock
Created by David Usher and Dr Damon Matthews at Concordia University
“We have been given a very short window of opportunity by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — that’s why the Climate Clock is so important. The clock is ticking and we need to be reminded of how little time we have left to act.”
We all now know that if the global average temperature passes the threshold of 1.5 to 2°C above pre-industrial averages, really bad things could start to happen … and it becomes much more difficult to slow down the effects of global warming. But when will we get there? And what do we need to do to change direction? The Climate Clock acts a public line in the sand and says, this is the date. It is a measuring stick by which we can evaluate our progress.
The Climate Clock is based on the best available science, and is updated each year to reflect the latest data by a group of leading climate scientists from around the world. Each year, we are able to show how we are doing in relation to 1.5 and 2°C. Have we gained time or lost time?
Humanity has the power to add time to the Clock, but only if we work collectively and measure our progress against defined targets.
The Clock represents a radical new way to measure climate change, by using a metric we understand. This relationship between temperature and time is crucial in the story of climate change but has been largely missing from the narrative.