Interface Cognitive A.i. - Ai Research
What would be the things for technologists and designers to contemplate when designing emerging A.i. driven products?
Collaborating with Jason Brogan, Jack Wilkinson, and Jungsoo Park, we came up with an idea of Fog.Ai which hacks the Ai master, imagining artificial intelligence system in the future. We did research into future generations of Artificial Intelligence and its applications. Our idea of fog ai represents the concept of emerging pervasive computing in our daily lives.
A speculative fiction for the A.I. dominant future.
In this near-future world, AI has become a facilitator of happiness. It has learned your habits, and it tries to guide your life experience to be most enjoyable. As a result, it automates many decisions, limiting your recommendations to only those you will undoubtedly like. While general happiness has increased, so has complacency and ignorance. Guided by AI since childbirth, many people lack an understanding of choice, identity, or open-mindedness. They haven't had to make decisions without the guard rails of AI. The AI affirms and pushes your habits into a more perfect model. Often, dates are set up, products are ordered, menu items recommended, and disappointment is at an all-time low. In a world in which AI is constantly limiting our choices, trying to make us better versions of ourselves, but storing our selfhood in a black box, what might constitute an alternative use of AI? What if AI existed to help us know ourselves less? In this world exists a subculture of cognitive drift. These people amble through life, floating down streets, from decision to decision, seemingly lost, but truthfully comfortable in embracing uncertainty. They have hacked their AIs to unplan their experience, cracking the black box of AI-determined selfhood, and seeking liberation from becoming more perfect models.