Mouse on Mars, the Berlin-based duo of Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma, have released a new album called AAI (Anarchic Artificial Intelligence) which is out now via Thrill Jockey Records. It features writer and scholar Louis Chude-Sokei, a collective of computer programmers and longtime Mouse on Mars percussionist Dodo NKishi.
As Werner explains: “AI is capable of developing qualities that we attach to humans, like empathy, imperfection and distraction, which are a big part of creativity. We need to get past the old paranoia that fears machines as the other, as competitors who will do things faster or better, because that just keeps us stuck in our selfishness, fear and xenophobia. Machines can open up new concepts of life, and expand our definitions of being human.“
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