Leonardo Amico

Nuovo Oracolo Cittadino

An artificial intelligence fortune teller: emerging technologies transforming the mundane

In the shape of a small shrine and decorated with hand-blown Murano glasses, the Nuovo Oracolo Cittadino invites passersby to ask for advice about the future. Trained on data from online horoscope archives, the oracle’s neural network displays on its screen original predictions based on a single starting word that people send through SMS or a dedicated webpage.

The Nuovo Oracolo Cittadino shows how emerging technologies can play a part in all aspect of our lives, especially the overlooked, marginal ones. Besides, what better than the tropes of superstition to fit the blind beliefs that surround the technologies of AI and machine learning?

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