June 12, 2019
Prof. Takashi Ikegami developed a new android called “Alter”. Based on the artificial life principle (using T3 chaos and the new learning principle called stimulus avoidance), Alter behaves autonomously and he receives visual and sound information from the environment. Here, Alter mimics human behavior coming in front of him spontaneously using the internal simulator. Especially with this version at the Barbican center, Alter creates new actions patterns by switching between the action sequence generated by the internal simulator and the stored memories of its past behaviors. Prof. Takashi Ikegami discussed the purpose of this project and the concept of "offloaded agency". This work is also based on the series of our psychological experiments called "Perceptual Crossing Experiments".
View the full presentation on YouTube.
As always, the presentation was followed by lively discussion which continued over food and drinks. A huge thank you to Cross Compass for hosting the event and to everyone that contributed to a memorable evening.