Corinna Canali

Inquisition of the Standard Human

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The way the AI “reads” an image must be understood as a prediction, which necessarily depends on classification. As Adrian Mackenzie states, “classification itself presumes the existence of classes, and attributes that define membership of classes”. Inquisition of the Standard Human presents a human reconstructed through algorithmic analyses of hundreds of naked body parts. It aims to unveil the exclusion “a priori” silently enacted through AI’s moderation employing Computer Vision software. Resulting from a series of experimentations, this work aims at understanding the endemic Western “ethics” infused in moderating systems that become tools to silence specific categories.

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