ZDF AI Robot at the re:publica 22

*** Pre-release blog post. ***

The brand architecture agency NEST One commissioned me to create an AI art software for their client ZDF (One of the two main stately TV stations in Germany). The brief was as follows: at the re:publica 22 trade show in Berlin / Germany, there would be a 4-meter-high robot watching the current ZDF TV program.

The robot’s head would consist of four mega-displays showing the robot’s thoughts. And this is where the AI software comes into play. How would an AI experience the TV program (without audio) and play it back?
I approached the project with two AIs working together.


The first intelligence watched the streamed TV and interpreted the feelings those images reflected.
The second, in turn, generated real-time TV images modified by the AI based on the emotions and presented them on the displays.

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