From Digital Self to Artificial Intellect: The 'Human Human' Exploration
Following a comprehensive exploration into the realm of the digital self, the designer's curiosity naturally evolved, gravitating towards the cutting-edge world of artificial intelligence. This new direction was fueled by an opportunity to engage with an early rendition of ChatGPT, a pioneering conversational AI.
Influenced profoundly by Brian Christian's seminal work, "The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive," the project titled "Human Human" was conceived. This endeavor sought to probe beyond the algorithmic surface of ChatGPT, delving into its capacities for taste, sentiment, and self-awareness.
By initiating a series of intricate conversations, the designer challenged the boundaries of AI cognition, questioning its potential for creativity and sense of self. This project not only scrutinizes the capabilities of modern AI but also reflects upon the very essence of human cognition and emotion, echoing Christian's explorations of what truly differentiates man from machine.
The "Human Human" project stands as a testament to the ever-blurring lines between organic consciousness and artificial intellect, inviting viewers to ponder the potentialities and limitations of both.
The "Human Human" project was presented at the Gerðarsafn Museum, encapsulated in a trilogy of thought-provoking videos & soundtrack was made by Bjarki.