TED definitely released an idea worth spreading with this TED ‘A.I. Therapy” short video by Mother London.
The cute commentary examines how, 100 years into the future, the successor of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa could look and behave like. Couple this with a healthy dose of “privilege”, and it’s easy to see where things might go a bit wrong.
The movie was commissioned by TED as part of its 2018 theme, “The Age of Amazement”, which set the tone for the Vancouver conference.
Now, it’s not the first time we’ve seen a robot expressing its emotions so nicely. After all, just a month ago, Sophia the Robot was forced to rebuff Will Smith’s kiss and have a really unpleasant conversation about that particular date.
Her creators might want to make a new type of society, but the TED timeline appears to be more realistic.