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“This comic explains what artificial intelligence is. Sometimes AI is a saviour against all problems, sometimes it is responsible for the decline of mankind. The comic “We need to talk, AI” makes the technology understandable – without hype or alarmism. …”
“This comic removes the myths surrounding machine learning. Many talk about it, even more have no idea what it is all about: artificial intelligence has become a buzzword. But people should understand as much as possible about a technology that will determine their insurance, finances, cancer diagnoses and educational opportunities in the future. Julia Schneider and Lena Ziyal therefore do educational work – in pictures. …”
“This comic explains artificial intelligence in a way that everyone understands it. Everybody’s talking about artificial intelligence. But what does that actually mean? If you also ask yourself this question, this new comic: We Need To Talk, AI. With intelligent explanations, loving illustrations and cats, a data expert and an artist explain AI. …”
“We need to Talk, AI” – Web comic explains AI. Data capitalism, feminism or data-related discrimination: the comic “We need to talk, AI” aims to shed light on these and other topics – it is the first comic essay on artificial intelligence. Black and white panels explain concepts such as trial & error, machine learning or the role of data for artificial intelligence with vivid graphics. …”
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“Julia Schneider and Lena Kadriye Ziyal certainly prove HI, human intelligence, in capturing the essence of a new life with AI! Personally, I fear: The power of algorithms to categorize people on the basis of their data traaces will likely increase stereotyping, segregation, etc. More diversity monitoring of those programming them is needed.”
“Whoa! A – for me – completely new – and great – approach to thinking about and communicating about AI. Hats off (if I had one on)”
„Thank you for this wonderful comic. I want to read more of this please! All the best for the launch at re:publica.“
“Big compliment – you really have created something great! And that’s access to a topic that many people are afraid of because they think “it’s too complicated for me, I don’t understand AI anyway etc etc.”. I think the comic is extremely well done. To meet such an approach with humour, expertise and an easy language will appeal to many, break down barriers and unfold ideas – for sure!”
“The comic essay “We need to talk, AI” opens the garden fence to the playground, which is all too often reserved for male nerds in technological debates, and invites all of us with our abilities, worries, desires and dreams to contribute to fundamental social questions. The comic is the most inclusive offer in AI debates, as it expresses super-complex social, cultural, economic and political debates in a conciseness and pointliness that I have never seen before. As a communications trainer, I am grateful for this work, which inspires me to question my own thoughts and actions. I wish and hope that the schoolbooks and textbooks of the future will be designed with such an approach and format.”
Anna Stiede, Political Educator and Communication Trainer
“Congratulations on your work. I liked the innovative way to convey more information and knowledge on AI and data science. I am sure that this piece of work will indorm and inspire discussion and I would like to continue working with you on the utopia and the desirable alternatives.”
Prof. Dr. Ingo Rollwagen, Innovation and Foresight Expert and Anticipation Designer, AMD Akademie Mode & Design
„The comic is a great thing :-). Especially the analogy to the playground I find very successful, also the seesaw for chances and risks. The demystification at the beginning I find basically helpful for a classification of the state of affairs. I particularly like the chapter on environmental pollution, feminism, capitalism and promoting mathematics! I wish you much success with it!“
Nina Galla, Expert for the Enquete Commission “Artificial Intelligence”, German Bundestag.
“Explaining AI in a comic is a cool idea because sometimes it’s really true: a picture says more than a thousand words. I also very much like the selection of characters, which goes beyond the white male nerd stereotype. But: I think it’s a problem that you get approval for sentences like “I’ve always been bad at math”. Because that’s boring, math is not only for experts.”
“This comic essay has taken a topic that feels quite far out of reach for many people and brought it to life. Both in it’s comic art style, as well as the succinct nature of the texts, it reaches a general audience who traditionally gets left out of these conversations. I also really appreciate the diversity present in the comic characters and was able to easily identify with the examples.”
„I read the comic with enthusiasm – both in terms of content it is super interesting and written in such a way that it makes complex questions comprehensible, but also in terms of drawing it is super successful. The pictures looked like little animations, at least I saw the whole comic almost like a film in front of me – but maybe that’s the way it is with good comics anyway.“
“Perhaps the biggest threat posed by AI to the future of humanity is how overwhelmed we all feel by it. The complexities are way beyond human ability, and it’s difficult to object its self-applauding claim of inevitability, and its mission to make human life safer, more efficient and convenient beyond imagination. However, skulking behind this machine rationale of optimization are very real and terrifying external costs to freedom, justice, sanity and perhaps even our ideals of humanity itself. In order to make the right choices on this path, we first need to understand what’s at stake. This work hands a red pill to anyone who are ready to wake up but don’t know where to start. It portrays the most immediate effects of the dissemination of AI, and gives due attention to both advantages and perils involved.”
Louis Holbrook, Developer, Ethereum Swarm Network.