Chimera

CHIMERA is an experiment with Machine learning where the artist tried to create a neural connection between 2 different entities.

The artist trained a model of machine learning with an equal amount of photos of monkeys and humans. The AI software then generated a neural network in an attempt to connect the 2 entities into a new hybrid form.

The artist is challenging the artificial intelligence system in order to expose the process in a creative way and not for the reason it was built for.

The artwork Human-Monkey was inspired by a recent influential research paper published in 2021 on Cell magazine. Scientists created an embryo that contains both human and monkey DNA. The paper is raising lots of debate in the scientific community regarding the ethical implications of such procedures.