Chom5ky vs Chomsky: A playful conversation on AI

Created and written by Sandra Rodriguez

Produced by Sebastian Huber and , Johannes Timpernagel (Schnelle Bunte Bilder), Marie-Pier Gauthier
Supported by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MIT Libraries Distinguished Collection and Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Programs with a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Incubated at the MIT Open Documentary Lab.

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere—from the photo enhancer in your smartphone to the virtual assistant in your kitchen. But what is it exactly?

CHOM5KY vs CHOMSKY: A playful conversation on AI is an engaging and collaborative virtual reality experience that invites us to examine the promises and pitfalls of AI, while posing the question of what we’re hoping to achieve and at what cost. Guided by an entity built on the digital traces of Noam Chomsky and driven by conversation, the experience offers a thought-provoking take on how artificial intelligence intersects with human life. An exploration of the human capacity for creativity, inquiry and collaboration, CHOM5KY vs CHOMSKY reveals how little we know about the human mind. So what is it exactly that we’re trying to replicate with AI?

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