“Let’s look at self-driving cars for example: they are almost a mythological object, but they are a good example of AI ambitions because they aim to automate a very complex form of labor that is the labor of the driver, a mix of manual, mental, and visual skills.”



Francis Hunger interviews Matteo Pasquinelli for “Training the Archive”, a joint project of the Ludwig Forum for International Art Aachen and the Hartware Medien KunstVerein Dortmund.

“Training the Archive” explores the applicability of Artificial Intelligence to art and the curation of art. For this purpose, a series of interviews with artists, curators, and theorists who have made significant contributions to the research field of image production and artificial intelligence in recent years is being produced.

The interview functions as an overview about the ideological form, the logical form, the technical form and the social form of artificial intelligence. Pasquinelli describes AI as automation of manual, mental, visual, and organizational labor.

To see the other videos in the series and the project’s website, click here.