This Disembodied Robotic Mouth Is Reciting Algorithmically Generated Prayers
New to the colorful exhibit halls of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, a robotized silicon nose and mouth spouts AI-generated prayers in a mechanical voice. The syntax is correct, but the mish-mash of words fail to form a cogent narrative.
“Sometimes it comes up with things that are quite funny,” giggled Diemut Strebe, the artist who created the art piece.
The artwork, called The Prayer, is powered by an algorithm that draws from religious texts and prayers from around the world. Strebe aims to highlight philosophical themes about the ever-increasing pervasiveness of AI and how that can affect our relationship with the unknown...