Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
AI possesses iinformation all over the world and has major influence over people’s behavior. AI is “*”.
The asterisk (*) – an often-used typographic character, especially on the Internet – symbolizes, for example, “born”, or indicates mandatory fields in online forms, and it acts as a placeholder for encrypted notes. Google should return the most relevant and proper answers to all questions. Why does it not answer to “*”?
This project is an artistic research into this mystery, and for envisioning the future of humans and AI.
“AIs” have been deployed, by Google and others, as a convenient service in our daily lives.
What are the human needs, the things, that “they” are incapable of supporting? How can we coexist with all-seeing and all-knowing “others?”
Chief: Taizo Zushi, Emiko Ogawa
Concept: Hideaki Ogawa, Emiko Ogawa, Taizo Zushi
Art Expression: Emiko Ogawa, Emiko Ogawa
Installation: Hideaki Ogawa, Emiko Ogawa
Production: Takeshi Kanno