Enlightening Biases is a generative visual installation presented at Plaça de Barcelona as part of Sónar+D 2023. This thought-provoking experiment questions the objectivity of AI by visually exploring the biases present in 16 different AI software.
Using a 360° system of screens, the installation immerses the audience in a full panoramic experience with 16 3D boxes – each box reflecting the bias of a specific AI software. The installation examines the quality of the dataset associated with each AI and highlights the biases present through a visual analogy of light and colour.
A dynamic NPC algorithm, embodied by a squid-like prism, flows through the space, simulating how individuals consume AI software and accept its results. When a beam of white light hits the prism, its dispersion into a spectrum of colours acts as a striking metaphor for the AI bias. If the prism is pure (0% bias), the light remains white. If the prism is not homogeneous at all (100% bias), the white light refracts, separating into the different colours of the visible light spectrum.
Enlightening Biases invites the public to think critically about bias, AI algorithms, and the need for this technology to generate a positive impact on our society.
GLASSWORKS - XAVI'S LAB
Creative Director: Xavi Tribó
Software Development: Joan Guillem Castell, Irene Ubieto
Producer: Clara Titos
Sound Design: Albert Clemente
Special thanks to Folch, Sónar Festival, Sónar+D, and the Municipality of Barcelona.