7 DAYS WITH AI
There is much scepticism and cynicism surrounding AI. But what is it? And why does the generic branding for AI look like blue electronic circuit boards?
Constellation are a tech start up celebrating and empowering people.
The idea is to optimise people’s lives day to day; helping with decisions moment to moment by interfacing with an AI.
I wanted to road test their product ...
What will happen when I completely rely on an AI for every decision I make?
How will it shape my life?
For 7 days I will live with an AI.
Does it make my life more expansive?
Does it make me more emotionally agile?
“Did you see that film where the guy falls in love with his Operating System? That was sick.”
Overheard someone talking about Spike Jonze’s film HER.
I will completely give myself to the dictates of the AI and see what happens.
Like Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men (the choice whether he murders someone is based on the fate of a coin toss) I want to depend on the AI’s wisdom and what it learns about me in order to take my next real world action.
What are the micro-decisions I will take to lead me to the best version of myself (led by the guidance of my AI)?
Does that offer relief? Or does the tension mount as claustrophobia takes over?
The deal is, that what ever the AI suggests or the decisions it recommends, that will determine the outcome of what I do next.
The intention is to live ‘my normal life’ with the added bonus of having an AI companion.
Will my agency be bolstered by my reliance on this digital relationship?
Will it embolden me? Will my life be positively changed for the better?
So many questions surround this new human-technology relationship and this is only the beginning.