How are images being utilized to gather data on our daily activities?
Since the late 19th century, photography has been used to surveil and police society. With the development and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), there has been a radical change in the way surveillance photographs are captured, categorized, and synthesized to gather data on our daily activities. Concerns have arisen about implicit bias, right to privacy, and police monitoring embedded in contemporary corporate, military, and law enforcement applications. Like a mirror with a memory, AI reflects an image of society while perpetuating the biases, flaws, and preconceptions of the people who created it.
Mirror with a Memory is organized by Dan Leers, curator of photography, with Taylor Fisch, curatorial assistant.