Being Human: AI Design

Being Human: AI Design from brian kane on Vimeo.


Mind Map

Design and discover what AI is and can be, and pose fundamental new questions regarding the social, ethical, artistic, and technological boundaries of a world where humans co-exist with intelligent machines.

Hands on workshop building and simulating intelligent artifacts and interactions with people to discover, explore, and push the boundaries of human/machine relationships. Students will research the history, tools, and state of the art in technology and storytelling surrounding human and animal intelligence, learning, and interaction. Students design unique intelligent systems, build prototype experiences and test on real people.

In an increasingly connected world, AI becomes the invisible fabric that ties together people’s life experiences. But what is AI, and how will people interact with it? What are the opportunities and risks for people living in a world of intelligent systems? What is intelligence and what is artificial? Let’s get ahead of the technology curve by having artists and designers apply creativity and design thinking to map out critical emotional, physical, and experiential territories to foster a humanistic evolution of intelligent systems.



Text-To-Speech in 1846 Involved a Talking Robotic Head With Ringlets

Why Google Won
Page Ranking

Game theory

Turing test

MIT’s artificial intelligence passes key Turing test


Chinese Room

Consumer products

Internet of Things

Siri, Alexa
An exclusive inside look at how artificial intelligence and machine learning work at Apple

How China Is Changing Your Internet

In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time

CATTERBOX™ – The world’s first talking cat collar

Chicago Becomes First City to Launch Array of Things



Isaac Asimov Three Laws of Robotics

No batteries required: The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

Robot allows musicians to become three-armed drummers

Disney – Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot

Design Process

Design Thinking 101

design process

design process

Emotional Design


Dr. Robert Cialdini and 6 principles of persuasion

Don Norman: Future Ways of Living

Current Research

Learning machine learning

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

An absolute beginner’s guide to machine learning, deep learning, and AI

Moral Machine

Should we fear supersmart robots?

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Project First To Receive Nvidia’s DGX-1 ‘AI Supercomputer In A Box’

Ford Autonomous car launch

Pod to pod networking

AI: Your Tutor & Nurse

Samsung plugs IBM’s brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

Paraplegics regain some feeling, movement after using brain-machine interfaces


Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

Neural Dust: tiny wireless implants act as “electroceuticals” for your brain

This Tiny Computer has no Battery, Powered Wirelessly from Radio Waves

The empty brain

DNA Storage – One million movies are stored in this vial of water

Fake brain helps investigate age’s intelligence decline

Imagine you want a robot to paint like Picasso

Interactive AI Mind Map – Matt Black

Machine learning just got more human with Google’s RankBrain


SAROTIS; The New Sense

‘Faceless Recognition System’ Can Identify You Even When You Hide Your Face

Treatment Helps Man With Parkinson’s

New facial recognition technology can detect human emotions

Scientists map images from human brain for first time

Engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects



2001: Space Odyssey

Machines can do the work

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Werner Herzog

Let’s send Watson to film school

Ethics / culture

When do animals become spare parts?

The Local-Global Flip, or, “The Lanier Effect”

EMF Protection Cap Shielding RF/HF Electromagnetic Fields Microwave Cell Towers Cell Phones Smart Meters WIFI Cordless Phones Bluetooth Electrical Wires Computer and Transmission Powerlines

Pokemon Go: Two men fall more than 50ft off cliff while playing mobile game

Should robots have to pay taxes?

Robot Baby

Internet greybeards and upstarts gather to redecentralize the Internet

Jimmy Kimmel Becomes Mike Tyson & Karl Malone

McCann Japan Finally Hires a Robot as Creative Director

Robot monk blends science and Buddhism at Chinese temple

This hot robot says she wants to destroy humans

Amazon Echo, home alone with NPR on, got confused and hijacked a thermostat

‘Body Hacking’ Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

Tesla driver dies in first fatal autonomous car crash in US

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

Your Brand New Artificially Intelligent Lawyer

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot

The Grid: Certainly Misguided, Probably a Scam

Robots will steal your job: How AI could increase unemployment and inequality

7 robots that are replacing farm workers around the world


Elon Musk is right about the threat of AI, but he’s dangerously wrong about why

Facebook fires human editors, algorithm immediately posts fake news

AliceX is a VR service offering the ‘girlfriend experience’

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

Who Will Own the Robots?

The ultimate promise of artificial intelligence lies in sorting cucumbers

Bot or Not

The Future (Probably) Isn’t as Scary as You Think

Data mining children – the age of no privacy


AI Startups Conference: Bo Morgan from MICHAEL A DE LA MAZ on Vimeo.

Andrew Ng: Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning

AI vs Deep Learning vs Machine Learning

Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know


Algorithmic aesthetics

Grown Structures

The Architect of These Monstrous, Alien Cities Is an Algorithm

Cortex Cast
Cortex Cast


Artists and Machine Intelligence

HYPER-REALITY from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo.

DOORCUTS from Zak Tatham on Vimeo.

Simone Giertz

Dan Chen

Lauren McCarthy


Image and Video Recognition API

Alexa Skills Kit

Siri Kit

Google Prediction API

Conversational UX Platform


Top 10 Machine Learning APIs: AT&T Speech, IBM Watson, Google Prediction