Digital, Installation, Multimedia, Sound
As part of SALA Festival this year, Lot Fourteen proudly presents an AI-powered talking vending machine!
Visit and chat to the AI-powered art vending machine and seek connection, feedback and rewards.
Situated in Stone & Chalk’s Startup Hub foyer, the ARTofficial Truth Machine ATM-001 was created by artists Dave Court and James Brown and is open during work hours from 1 - 31 August.
The South Australian artists partnered with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning to create the AI-powered, talking vending machine. The interactive artwork is adding a touch of futuristic cyberpunk to Lot Fourteen over the SALA Festival.
Rather than offering snacks or drinks, ARTofficial Truth Machine ATM-001 uses state-of-the-art AI software to engage in fluent and natural conversation with people.
The machine takes on several synthetic personalities, including impersonations of a crude and casual Richard Pryor, a witty and bubbly Dame Edna Everage, and the cold apathy of an inhuman automaton.
It’s fitted with a camera to recognise when there’s a person standing in front of it. Once the start button is pushed, the machine greets the user and initiates a back-and-forth spoken conversation.
It’s then up to the human to negotiate with the machine to receive a prize, which is largely determined by the voice prompts it is given.
Some interactions result in a gift of a packet of rare Australian native seeds, while other rewards include unique AI-generated artworks and individualised personal feedback written as poetry; each artwork will contribute to a growing online gallery.
Free entry. No tickets needed.
The Adelaide CreaTech City Challenge is a collaboration between the City of Adelaide; Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA); and the Department for Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS); funded through the Capital City Committee Development Program.
Hosted by: Stone & Chalk
In association with: The Australian Institute for Machine Learning
Supported by: The Government of South Australia