David Usher creates AI artwork that gets smarter through conversation

Montreal singer David Usher says his new installation at the Phi Centre allows artificial intelligence to evolve to understand more about what it means to be human.

'We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine' exhibit open at Phi Centre until September

A new, interactive AI work comes to the Phi Centre in Old Montreal.

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David Usher discusses 'We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine' 1:49

Montreal singer David Usher is diving further into artificial intelligence technology with a new work at the Phi Centre that will learn from visitors as it interacts with them.

A digital character named Ophelia will be speaking with visitors all summer as part of the We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine art installation. It was created by Usher and his company Reimagine AI.

"Over the four, five months she's here, she will go from a very simple place to getting much more intelligent," Usher said.

Last year, Usher started incorporating AI into his music.

He said that in a few years, he believes people will be able to hold a conversation with AI the same way they do with other humans.

For more, watch the video at the top of the page.

We Could Be Human: A Learning Machine is at the Phi Centre (407 Rue Saint-Pierre) until Sept. 15.

with files from Radio-Canada's Louis-Philippe Ouimet


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