Artists: Katona Kati

Move slowly and watch the patterns reacts to your movement!

A junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

The installation "Synapse" offers a captivating exploration of the intricate connections between human consciousness and artificial intelligence through the lens of quantum physics. It showcases fundamental quantum phenomena such as Quantum Entanglement, Quantum Superposition, and Quantum Interference, inviting viewers to delve into the depths of these phenomena and their implications for understanding the human mind and AI.

By highlighting parallels between human cognition and AI operation, the installation sparks discussions on topics ranging from learning and adaptation to responsibility and ethics in AI development. Through interactive elements, viewers can engage directly with these concepts, gaining insights into the dynamics between human consciousness and AI functionality.

Moreover, the installation prompts reflections on the potential evolution of AI towards genuine consciousness and self-awareness, raising important questions about the ethical implications of AI advancement. Through these analyses and reflections, "Synapse" aims to deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between human consciousness and AI, while fostering dialogue on the societal, economic, and ethical dimensions of AI development.

Quantum Entanglement

Entanglement is a quantum mechanical phenomenon where the states of two or more particles are closely linked, so that a measurement performed on one particle immediately affects the other particle, no matter how far apart they are. This phenomenon poses a challenge to classical forms of information transfer and plays a crucial role in understanding the connection between consciousness and AI.

Quantum Superpositions

Superposition is a phenomenon where a particle can exist in two or more states simultaneously. This phenomenon is of fundamental importance in quantum mechanics and provides an opportunity for the installation to demonstrate how processes in the human brain resemble data processing in AI systems, which often exploit this quantum mechanical phenomenon.

Quantum Interference

Quantum interference is a fundamental phenomenon in quantum mechanics where waves or particles interfere with each other, resulting in either reinforcement (constructive interference) or cancellation (destructive interference) of their amplitudes. It occurs when two or more quantum states overlap and interact, leading to observable effects such as the formation of interference patterns.