Singer, songwriter, producer, and Icelandic artist Björk teamed up with New York’s Sister City hotel as well as Microsoft to create Kórsafn, an AI-powered composition that builds on the generative soundscape concept. In other words, this is a living and evolving soundscape, thanks to Microsoft AI, while the images in the installation are powered by a camera perched on the roof of Sister City. Read more for a video and additional information.
The AI is continuously being trained and learning to identify more objects in the sky above the hotel. It can locate and understand with better accuracy a wider range of objects, in much higher detail. So instead of just finding clouds, it denotes their density and type, whether cumulus or nimbus. And it won’t just spot a bird, but also distinguish it from an entire flock of birds.
An architectural structure downtown Manhattan offered me the hand in an AI tango and I accepted the call, I am alert with curiosity waiting the results. I offered them my choir archives, written over 17 years that will float through the pinball of artificial intelligence by the grid of bird migrations, clouds, aeroplanes and that voluptuous thing called barometer,” said Björk.