Always wanting to be at the forefront of innovation, Nick Knight sought to challenge the latest in Artificial Intelligence, asking 'can Nick Knight be created as an AI?' This project seeks to explore the next frontier, asking whether AI has the ability to match human creativity. Thus far, the advances in AI only seem to offer a mathematical representation of human skills - a set of repeatable steps that are based on probability. Knight and SHOWstudio invite the public to educate, challenge and confront this theory.
The project launches with a series of couture images, taken originally by Knight of Sara Grace Wallerstedt, which were fed to an AI in 2017 by the German digital and conceptual artist Mario Klingemann, known for his work involving neural networks, code, and algorithms. But what progress has been made since then? What more can we create? This project will evolve in stages, dependant on the results of research and interviews we undertake. Viewers are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their suggestions, theories or examples which will become part of the project's content.