By Cate McQuaid
Art lovers, are you cyber-curious but having trouble keeping your AR straight from your AI? With technology vaulting ahead faster than ever, it can be hard to keep track. We reached out to George Fifield, executive director of Boston Cyberarts, for guidance, and created a glossary.
Artificial Intelligence: Computer programs designed to think and perform tasks like humans. In machine learning, a form of AI, a computer sorts through vast data sets to accomplish a task, learning as it goes. It doesn’t need to be programmed; it teaches itself.
California artist Alexander Reben’s series “amalGAN” uses a type of machine learning, generative adversarial networks, that pits one learning network against another.