You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America
March 28, 2020 – August 16, 2020
You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn for America (video still), 2019
Courtesy of the Artist
Opening Reception —
April 5, 2020
Members Preview: 1- 2pm
Public Reception: 2 – 4pm
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Jingjing Lin’s video projection installation You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America introduces, for the first time in history, an AI presidential candidate. The video installation piece delivers a passionate and detailed speech given by the AI candidate.
The AI candidate takes information, processes it, then uses its mathematical computing power to calculate gains and losses prior to making choices and taking action. While the AI candidate surpasses humans in logical reasoning and decision making, it is also untethered from biological and personality flaws and incapable of personal scandals and political tyranny. It is the most reliable and trustworthy candidate in terms of fulfilling public service and civil obligations, and at the same time satisfies the selection criteria of most voters.
In Lin’s You Can Trust Me: A New Dawn For America campaign, she poses the question: can machines be more rational or reliable than humans?