The Importance of being E(a)rnest? We’re talking AI rather than Oscar Wilde – meet ERNEST, an installation, computer, helper to understand and work on the human Happiness Model™. How does it work? This “emotionally aware artificial intelligence” reads your emotions through computer vision and accordingly detects how you react to various types of content. And so learns what makes you happy. ERNEST unknowingly asks a question on whether the contemporary collection of data may lead to its positive usage or if the possible threat of data collection hides somewhere behind the process. Answer for yourself with the installation and its creator Sean Mulholland this November during Art & Tech Days 2019 in Košice.
Look, ERNEST knows how to make you smile: