steve’s tiny revolution

  • date: 15 october 2019
  • challenge category: rapid tech advancement
  • selected tactic: tiny hoax
  • difficulty rating: 
  • current status: queued for thinking

the submission:

We are not prepared for the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence, technically or ethically. We have critical infrastructure systems that still rely on decades old technology, and we have barely started discussion around how learning algorithms will respect our humanity and disregard bias’s present in our current systems. Once it’s out it will be difficult to put back in.

steve, 15.10.19.

the thinking:

what is the idea we are moving forward with?

how can we begin to prepare ourselves for rapid tech advancement when our major reference points are works of fiction and sci-fi movies? if the healthcare system is to be the first major ‘industry’ affected, can we focus on what changes we are likely to expect in our lifetime? 
a humorous take on a health-bot giving free advice in public. 

how can we do it?

a prototype head in a box type design with a person fashioned as a synthetic robot. in exchange for a digital token, the health-bot will conduct a retinal scan of the patient and read out a list of potential ailments. 

where does it need to take place?

at a hospital or health care centre.

are there any legal implications to the activity?

clear disclaimers stating that we are not experts and are not authorisewd to give medical advice.