David Young

David Young has spent his entire career at the leading edge of emerging technologies. Throughout all of his work - from projects at the dawn of the web using early super computers, to the contemporary global innovation and artistic initiatives - Young has been a champion for new forms of creativity and expression enabled by technology. His current work, using artificial intelligence and quantum computing, explores how beauty and aesthetic experiences can can provide new intuitions for emerging technologies. 

The "Dandelion" work began as photographs David took at his farm in Bovina, NY. He uses those images to train a computer to create images of its own using AI machine learning technologies. The work captures the brief moment of transition from yellow flower to seed head and reveal the machine's limited understanding of the subject. 

 

Read Lindsay Comstock's Essay on the Dandelion series here.

 

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