Myriad (Tulips) is an installation created by artist and researcher Anna Ridler.
It is made up of 10,000 polaroid photos of Dutch tulips that Ridler personally photographed and labelled by hand.
The images are a ‘training set’ – the information given to an algorithm so it can learn – for a separate project.
The artist has laboriously created her own dataset through capturing, organising and labelling the images.
Through this, Ridler is showing the possibility of an alternative way of engaging with artificial intelligence (AI).
For her, AI does not have to be owned or controlled by major corporations, but could instead be constructed and thought of from a more ground-up perspective.