(CCA) | Machine Blooms
Machine Blooms is a silent video made by a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained on a dataset of various flowers. Each flower in the video is not really a flower at all; it is a machine's representation of what it ‘thinks’ a flower should be. The machine generated flowers within the work are an analogy for the blossoming evolution of machine intelligence. Currently, the intellect of machines is becoming more complex and influential in our daily lives at an exponential rate. As machines move towards the frontlines of the next stage in advanced intelligence it is paramount for our society to nurture them into empathetic entities. We can guide our machines with the beauty, horror, history, knowledge, and wisdom we have at our disposal to properly equip them for being set loose into the wild to bloom.