Jake Elwes (UK)
Dada da ta

Digital Video, 20 minute loop, 2016

In 'dada da ta' over 50 hours of interviews have been sourced from YouTube then processed using the IBM Watson AI speech to text programme to transcribe the interviews and a custom-made computer programme to extract in time order the instances of the participants speaking in numbers and then remove the words from the source videos – leaving the interview’s chronology intact yet reduced to a stream of numbers:

“One, one billion, one million, one hundred million, two billion, one, two hundred, ten thousand, eighteen thousand, two, two, two, ten, fifteen, nine thousand.” —Elon Musk

Jake Elwes

Born 1993 & currently based in London.
Recent projects have looked at Artificial Intelligence investigating the technology, philosophy and ethics behind deep neural networks and machine learning as well as our use of social media and the internet.
In 2017, I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art, London and, in 2016, I undertook an Erasmus at SAIC, Chicago as well as completing a foundation in 2012 at Central St Martins.
I have exhibited in the UK and internationally, including in 2017 Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newcastle & London, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Nature Morte, Delhi, India; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany and Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge, UK.