I Am Not A Robot

by Andrea Alessandrini

Yin and yang, black and white, 0 and 1 are the symbols behind it all. Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz came to this conclusion around the year 1700, when he found validation for his ideas in the hexagrams of the Book of Changes, written in China six and a half centuries earlier. In 1854, the fundamentals of Boolean algebra (by which 0 is false and 1 is true) were published by George Boole. In 1949, Boolean logic was adopted by Claude Shannon to explain the functioning of electrical, then electronic and computer circuits. In 1950 Alan Turing identified a principle to determine whether a machine is able to show “intelligent” behavior. He assumed that by the year 2000 this would have happened. Today ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence software developed by OpenAI, uses neural networks to recognize a written text, and is able to learn without human supervision. And to pass the national admission test to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. I Am Not A Robot is a notebook in which computer science and photography touch each other and sometimes meet. I Am Not A Robot is a Turing test to distinguish humans from computers.