R. Luke DuBois
Learning Machine #2: Image, 2016
AVM voting machine (instruction model, blue, ca. 1955), voting booth, computer, camera, lights, screen
11.75 x 13.5 x 13 in / 29.8 x 34.3 x 33 cm
Learning Machine #2: Image uses the Google Open Images dataset, images grouped together specifically for machine learning researchers. The voting machine choices are based on an analysis of 2016 political campaign advertisement B-roll (footage that does not include the candidate), the results of which then output as an amalgamation of images from the dataset. Previous voter choices inform any given output as well, so that predominant decisions influence consequential outcomes.