Jeroen van Loon

… Works on his video installation Reinforced Learning, this installation humorously and critically challenges future scenarios of robotization and AI. It will show a collection of “fail videos” in which humans have been replaced by robots. The goal is to visualize a strange future in which robots will mimic illogical and irrational human behavior.

Such a scenario is needed because currently many of the future scenarios that shape our ideas about robotization are based on the hyper-efficiency of data and artificial intelligence. The underlying idea is that by collecting just enough data, reality can be interpreted and predicted, allowing AI systems and robots to take over more and more tasks from us. In that respect, the fail video is the perfect visualization of exactly what we would not expect in the future of robots and AI.