• AI,  art

    The Emily Carr, Mattiusi Iyaituk & Tom Thomson approaches to AI

    (with apologies to real experts in Canadian art, and probably all Canadians. And artists.) Here comes an extended, and possibly inaccurate attempt at developing an analogy for how we approach new technology such as the internet and now, AI. How the perspective of Western Art came to interpret the landscape of Canada is, I’m suggesting, analogous to how higher education can come to understand the new landscape of an AI rich internet. Before we delve in, it’s important to note that Western Art, like higher education, is only one perspective, and a problematic one. But the point here is how any established area tries to understand something that is new…