TO FEAR OR NOT TO FEAR THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AI TECHNOLOGY..? 

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TO FEAR OR NOT TO FEAR THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AI TECHNOLOGY..?

11 December 2017 – 11:13 BY CHRISTA DEE
Troy Ford's art shows digitised human forms engaging in activities and thinking about emotions such as love.

Christa Dee delves into why humans are afraid of technological advances

Troy Ford’s art shows digitised human forms engaging in activities and thinking about emotions such as love. 
Image: Troy Ford

The lines between the digital and the physical are intertwined. We witness, and are part of, the amalgamation of machines and organic matter. Human forms are able to be generated at will on screens through the use of code.

Debates about the future of humans have reached a point where the possibilities of immortality are being framed as memories seen as data in the mind that could be uploaded on to a computer.

This has resulted in the post-internet, post-Anthropocene and, arguably, posthuman reality that we inhabit today. Embedded within these debates is that of fears and excitement related…

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