What is the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Is it something for good, or for evil in the future? Are we on the verge of a new industrial revolution? On the plus side, we have seen how cuddly cute robots can make life at home easier; on the more sinister side we have seen how people can manipulate data and possibly even election results.
Whatever we might think, AI is here to stay. In my home Alexa controls the lights, turns on Classic FM and gives me all sorts of useless information and then tries to make me take out subscriptions to other music channels while she perks up for unexplainable phrases on the television. She does, however, not like my Cuban friends – for some reason, she cannot understand their accent. So much for AI’s wider intelligence.
AI however is a fast-changing technology and the recent exhibition at the Barbican started with fiction writing such as Frankenstein and our fascination with such controlled and robotic creatures to an interactive desk asking visitors to think forward to 2026, which is actually not that far away.
Add in immersive experiences, robotic dogs and bartenders and you have a view of the future. I guess we will have to wait and see… AI is everywhere tracking everything that you do…. which then takes you to the exhibition on Data and Security at the Science Museum…..