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vpro tegenlicht archief van de toekomst

Richard Vijgen

After training the algorithm it has observed over 400 hours of video and detected more than 1 million objects. what do the 'artificial eyes' of a computer actually see?

archive of the future

When a computer looks at the world, what does it “see”? This installation lets the audience look at 558 episodes of VPRO Tegenlicht (Dutch Future Affairs Documentary series) through the eyes of a computer vision Neural Network. The installation employs an object detection algorithm that has been trained on Imagenet data across three categories; people, artefacts and natural objects. These categories are the "eyes" through which the algorithm observes the archive.

About VPRO Tegenlicht

Tegenlicht (Backlight) is a platform that brings new perspectives, and inspirational stories about people trying to change the world. We bring these stories online, on demand and on television.
Richard Vijgen
Strijp-S area, Klokgebouw | Hall 4, Klokgebouw 50 , Map No. B1
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