Artificial Stupidity

Artificial Stupidity 2020
video art
Matheus da Rocha Montanari


Artificial stupidity is an experiment to understand the perception of non-human agents in the context of protests during the pandemic of covid-19 in Brazil. For this, the recorded audios were processed by an audio transcription program that uses artificial intelligence to transcribe the audio into text.

During the protests, some words are lost in the air and the system makes unusual readings of what is said. In a kind of artificial-dada-poetry, the audios are transformed into text by the sensitive perception of electronic devices that were the great mediators of the social isolation period.