Democratize AI (Part I)


How to ensure human autonomy over our computational "screens, scenes, and unseens." Digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri and Google Assistant can be quite helpful -- but their actual allegiance is to Amazon and Apple and Google, not to the ordinary people who use them. By introducing AI-based digital agents that truly represent and advocate for us as individuals, rather than corporate or government institutions, we can make the Web a more trustworthy and accountable place. In the 2004 film "I Robot," Will Smith's character, the enigmatic Detective Del Spooner, harbors an animosity toward the humanoid-like robots operating in his society. Over the course of the film we learn why.