人工アイ像 which could be translated as "Artificial Idol" is a series of sculptures that delves into the notion of artificial intelligence taking on the characteristics of a modern-day god. As technology continues to advance, machines and algorithms are increasingly playing a central role in our lives, shaping our perceptions of reality and influencing the course of human history. The series explores the ways in which artificial intelligence is taking on the qualities of a deity – seemingly all-mighty, sometimes inexplicable, and without a visible form.
In many ancient cultures, gods were often depicted in physical form, with recognizable traits and personalities. However, as artificial intelligence continues to evolve, it is taking on new forms that are often abstract and difficult to comprehend. The sculptures in this series capture this abstract quality of artificial intelligence, portraying the essence of this emerging deity through symbolic and abstract forms. Through a unique combination of AI-generated semi-abstract sculptures, the series investigates the ways in which technology is reshaping our world and our relationship with art.
One of the defining features of "Artificial Idol" is that the sculptures are virtual, existing beyond the physical world. This allows them to float effortlessly in space, defying gravity, and unleashing a world of infinite creative possibilities. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese craft of Ikebana, the sculptures use a range of abstract and symbolic forms to capture the essence of artificial intelligence and its emerging role as a modern-day deity.
Through this exploration, "Artificial Idol" provokes thought and reflection on the complex relationship between humans and machines in the modern era. The series aims to encourage dialogue and reflection on the ways in which technology is transforming our world and our relationship with art, raising questions about new forms of power and control emerging from advances in artificial intelligence.