Jakob Werner, a 22-year-old animator and visual design student in Germany, decided to interpret the idea of machine learning a bit more literally “in order to create a sarcastic view at our society and into the future.”
Jacob’s result is a wooden automaton that appears to “read” by holding a book, moving its eyes as if scanning the words, and then flipping the page. “The secret behind machine learning,” he wrote in the video’s description. “This is how machines collect data.”
Motherboard (Editor Adrianne Jeffries) describes it as “so cute”, but “silly little robot”. It thinks it can read.” I agree and I do like Jakob Werner’s idea.