Alan Turing is seen as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, which is why my group decided to focus on artificial intelligence. I will specifically focus on Kismet, a robot made at MIT that has many human qualities such as speech detection, speech, emotion / facial expression, and vision. There are many aspects of artificial intelligence such as general intelligence, social intelligence, perception, learning, and planning. Kismet in particular has social intelligence.
One thing that I’ve learned about art so far this quarter is that art is not always something pretty a person can look at, but that it is often used to illustrate a point. Kathy Brew’s exhibit definitely did that.
The first part of the biotechnology and art lecture discussed the work of the bioart pioneer, Joe Davis.
My stance on genetic engineering on animals is that it can be very beneficial, as long as we go about it the right way. Here are some farm animals that have been genetically engineered.
Enviropig / Frankenswine
I decided to analyze the details of genetically modified salmon because every time I go back home, my parents really like to cook me salmon. I wanted to find out exactly what people do to the salmon that we eat, because I know that genetic engineering is done.
My name is Lu Chen, and I am a 4th year Psychobiology student. I am graduating this year, and am applying to medical school this June. I chose to take this class because I thought the topic was interesting (I never really thought about art and science together before) and because I wanted to take an art class at UCLA, especially since the last art class I took was in middle school.