Miao YingSurplus IntelligenceA Quest Style Romance Story Written by AI

Museum Exhibition
Asia Society Museum
New York
15 Jun15 Aug 2022
“Surplus Intelligence” is a film that was written by Artificial Intelligence, simulated on a game engine, and directed by the artist. Using Machine Learning Text Generation Neural Networks and Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, the artist trained the AI to study different styles of writing, including behavioral psychologist, B. F. Skinner’s utopia novel, “Walden Two''; the most popular Chinese online novel style “ 霸道总裁体 ”/ soft-core sadomasochistic cinderella story depicting a domineering boss; opposing ideological theories; and bible stories. The artist was able to develop a quest style romantic story between a citizen roach and an AI, who is monitoring her behavior. Taking place in a medieval magical fantasy land—Walden XII, is where a medieval papal indulgence system is used with digital bitcoin. In a structure similar to that of the medieval church, Walden XII is entitled to explain the ideological doctrine to its people and has implemented the technology to enforce citizen behavior, collect big data from its citizens, then rewards or punishes them according to their behavior score.
MIAO YING, Surplus Intelligence, 2021-2022, film written by AI, 5K, 33’ 27”, Edition of 5 + 2 AP
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