My magical grilled cheese sandwich


Presentation by: Dasha Ilina

@afo - 1st floor | conference hall

A grilled cheese sandwich is sometimes used as a metaphor for an algorithm. Making a grilled cheese is so easy! Only a few simple steps, just like a basic algorithm.

Dasha's kitchen: My magical grilled cheese recipe highlights the importance of a critical discussion when it comes to artificial intelligence. Algorithms are increasingly involved in decision-making in a wide range of professional fields, and the security and surveillance sector, recently dubbed the "safe city," is no exception. For example, France's recently adopted algorithmic video surveillance, sold under the guise of necessary security measures for the upcoming 2024 Olympics, has raised many questions about who really benefits from such technology. Inspired by the online trend of reviewing everything and everyone, this research takes the shape of a video, a play on the never-ending category of reaction and review videos on YouTube, beginning as a simple recipe for a grilled cheese sandwich and turning into a vortex of videos that move further and further away from the recipe and into a discussion of what an algorithm is and how it can be used.