Sofia Crespo is a generative artist working with neural networks and machine learning with a huge interest in biology-inspired technologies.
She uses neural networks to create artificial life and generative lifeforms that resemble the natural world around us—fish, birds, insects, mammals, plants and landscapes. Looking closer we can spot the nuanced distortions generated by her use of GAN (Generative Adversarial Networks).
One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve, this implying the idea that technologies are a biased product of the organic life that created them and not a completely separated object. Crespo looks at the similarities between techniques of AI image formation, and the way that humans express themselves creatively and cognitively recognize their world.
Her work brings into question the potential of AI in artistic practice and its ability to reshape our understandings of creativity. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques. She’s also the co-founder of Entangled Others Studio.