In 30 years, will robots do all the unpleasant work for us? Or will they subjugate us to become submissive slaves? The discussions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change our lives move between these poles. There is no doubt that the change will be dramatic. Maybe just the right time to start interfering.
This pioneering comic essay on AI invites you on an illustrated journey through the dimensions and implications of the groundbreaking technology, discussing important opportunities and limitations. It is a creative stimulus for insiders of the subject as well as an invitation for newbies to get informed and join the debate.
Artificial intelligence is an ancient dream of humanity.
AI is both the stuff of Terminator-esque, end-of-humanity scenarios and an invisible but steadily increasing part of our daily lives. AI is suggesting what news we should read, what route to take, or which of our E-Mail is Spam. AI promises us a world of more personalized offers that are cheaper, faster and free from human error. AI per se is a fascinating toolbox with the potential to help us solve some huge problems. But is the cost of AI our replacement, is it mass unemployment, intransparent and cruel algorithms, or autonomous killer robots? Might AI be „the last biggest event in our history“, in the words of Stephen Hawking?
A key motivator for the comic essay is our conviction that the most difficult and pressing problems, such as climate change or capitalism caused crises, are very, very complex. Unfortunately, our human brains are not really good at solving complex problems, in a way that society benefits from it.
Can AI help us solve our great challenges?
Or will it be our last?
So maybe AI showed just right on time, to help us on this? Let’s try and see if comics can help us make the sexiness and risks of AI debatable. Demystify it. Our involvement in or withdrawing from the debate will determine whose problems will be addressed with AI. Let our voice be heard – and our perspective be seen.