Digital collage, 2016

Artificial Intimacy utilises Artificial Intelligence in the form of Microsoft’s Deep Learning API, Project Oxford, to detect and analyse emotion.

By sourcing images from pop culture and human history that are both instantly recognisable and unanimously trigger strong emotional reactions from their audience, and instead filtering them through an infallibly emotionless computer system, a new light is shed upon these pin-pointed milliseconds that define our species and society and the solidity of emotion.