- Jointly developed with NEW INC, ancestral archive by artist Josie Williams Bringing historically significant black leaders to modern communities
- The installation will be exhibited as part of the annual SXSW art program. March 10-17, 2023 of Austin, Texas
- EY Hosts Panel Discussion “Arts Keeping Humans at the Center of the Metaverse” 10 am, March 13, 2023
new york, February 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced today that it will hold a showcase ancestral archives, Interactive multimedia installation by artist-in-residence EY Metaverse Lab Josie Williams SXSW 2023 explores the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) to infuse Black thoughts into virtual worlds and Metaverse experiences. Joint development with EY Metaverse Lab and NEW INC [part of the New Museum]Williams’ work leverages the learning capabilities of deep neural networks to bring the Black leaders that inspired her to the modern community. It shows how we can harness and enrich our past connections, experiences and knowledge to positively impact humans and build better societies.
This installation James Baldwin, zora neale hurst, Audrey Road and Octavia Butler as a “virtual poet”. Built on a generative AI model that enables original poetic responses inspired by the author’s linguistic style, these virtual poets are designed to connect with the next generation of critical thinkers, activists and thought leaders. It has been. People can interact with a virtual poet in the Metaverse using a mask-his avatar based on West African culture.
Domhnaill Hernon, Global Lead, EY Metaverse Lab, said:
“ancestral archive Introducing meaningful experiences and connections nurtured by the fusion of Metaverse, AI, and art. I have learned a lot working with Josie and I am thrilled that the SXSW audience will have the opportunity to hear and interact with these revolutionary black leaders through this installation. increase.”
Josie WilliamsCreative Technologist and Artist-in-Residence at the EY Metaverse Lab said:
“I wanted to know what would happen if the words of black thought leaders were the only reference point for AI. It’s the default prejudice.”
The EY Metaverse Lab Artist in Residence program brings together artists and engineers to explore some of the world’s toughest problems. For example, Williams is a creative technologist and Afrofuturist who focuses on interactive projects that combat stigma, social injustice, and the use of biometrics for mass surveillance.
Edwina FitzmauriceEY Global Chief Customer Success Officer, said:
“ancestral archive An important expression of art, technology, and social equity that is committed to the work of revolutionary black historical figures, it encourages reflection, conversation, learning, and action so that we can better understand and connect with each other. This kind of work is essential as the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. ”
In addition to the installation, the EY team will participate in various panel discussions at SXSW. Monday, March 13th and 10 amAs the Metaverse continues to take shape, this session will focus on why it is imperative that artists and technologists work together to build new virtual worlds that make the most of human imagination and cognitive diversity. guess.
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