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Conversational AI (Technology that Talks) and Speculative Design Activism - The Infinite Guide

posted on 2021-03-24, 17:44 authored by Coral MantonCoral Manton
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Conversational AI is a research project spanning three design activist projects, ‘The Infinite Guide’, ‘Women Reclaiming AI’, and ‘Looking for The Cloud’. These projects investigate how conversational AI is affecting human relationships with technology, the limitations of poor diversity in AI development teams, the lack of public understanding of AI and its environmental impact, and the ethical implications of the commercial pursuit of humanising AI.

The Infinite Guide is a speculative art work and research project, powered by a conversational Artificial Intelligence, (a natural language human-computer interface). It took place simultaneously online, in FACT Liverpool and in KARST Plymouth. The project aims to create a dialogue between people using AI systems, people designing these systems and the systems themselves to critically inform their shared futures.

The online and physical exhibitions documented in this item (through the photographs and video file for the physical exhibition and website for the online exhibition) forms one of the components of the output for this project. The rest of the documentation in this item is contextualising information.

This item contains, an overview document that serves as a description of the project and the prototyping workshops in FACT as part of the Liverpool Biennale, photographs from The Infinite Guide exhibition at KARST, Plymouth, a short film documenting The Infinite Guide exhibition at KARST, Plymouth and a website documenting the online exhibition of The Infinite Guide.

Overview document (including photographs) courtesy of Coral Manton and Birgitte Aga.

Photographs courtesy of Rod Gomzalez and Alan Stewart.

Video courtesy of Coral Manton and Birgitte Aga.
Used with permission.

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