They Took the Faces from the Accused and the Dead . . . (SD18) continues Trevor Paglen’s investigation into the political dimensions of artificial intelligence. Paglen is concerned with the data sets developed to train AI systems and the biases, errors, and ideological positions built into them. He is particularly interested in image sets that represent and interpret human beings, which have been used to train facial-recognition software. His commission for this exhibition takes one such image set as its subject to consider the role of computer vision in automating and optimizing the operations of states and industries.
Collection of the artist