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On Violence, or the impossible oblivion in denial.

2019

(AI, Interactive Storytelling and Machine Learning)

In mid-2011, and after more than 60 years of armed conflict in Colombia, the victims law recognized that Colombia has an internal armed conflict. This was a milestone that evidenced reality, not only for the dignity of the victims, but for the gateway that was opened towards the status of belligerence of the FARC - that allowed them to negotiate as political actors and led the path  for a necessary legal delimitation of the conflict.

 

Accepting the internal conflict was the first step towards ending the war with the FARC, one of the oldest guerrillas in the continent. Today, with the departure of the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the arrival of a third wave of Uribismo (the right wing government), the armed nature of the conflict is again questioned, and with this, the political status of the confrontation - and as a consequence, all agreements and treaties that have been achieved so far. All of the above accompanied by several political and social measures and assigned positions that put at risk the historical memory of the conflict, such as the appointment of Acevedo, a recognized denialist of the conflict in the Historical Memory Center.

The Impossible Oblivion in Denial is a project of artificial intelligence based on pattern recognition. The project starts with two data mining (collection) and pattern recognition algorithms that collected data, stadistics and news about the armed conflict from media that I considered relevant. The repository (data collected) can then be accessed through a chatbot, an artificial intelligence robot capable of simulating a conversation.

 

The chatbot gathers different points of view  and stories that took part in the Colombian armed conflict, the algorithm changes its character and topics while the user interacts with the artificial inteligence.

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