Description of the challenges faced by the Tech Project
The project uses advanced Natural Language Analysis, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies and functionalities to extract structured information and knowledge from a variety of sources like articles, websites, social media, images, books, online discussions and more. This is done in multiple languages (currently 29), and on large amounts of data and content, obtaining big data which needs to be analyzed in order to extract meaning from it, in ways which are useful for policymaking.
Brief description of technology
What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable
We would like an artist which is able to work with software code of any kind, and who possibly is able to crate manifestations of data in architectural spaces, for example through visualizations, interaction, immersivity, data sculptures or else. The primary objective is to find convenient, effective, engaging, interactive, aesthetically pleasing, curiosity-raising ways in which to represent large quantities of knowledge and information.
Resources available to the artist
For the residency we will be able to contribute a working environment with desk, computer, tables, various multimedia elements (large screens, projectors), lab space and also access to production facilities (for example fablabs, craftsmen etc). Staff will be available on site for the technical and technological issues, within regular office hours. The resident will have the keys to the headquarters and, thus, will be able to maintain preferred working hours. There is also an auditorium and exhibit space available, which can be freely used by reserving it. On two days each month a space in the prestigious Palazzo Sturzo in the heart of Rome's Historical center, near Piazza Navona can be used by the artist for presentations, shows, and more.