Manifesto writing



This century is characterized by accelerated technological progress whose rapid application is driving changes in society. Technology, to some extent, already dictates the way we live.

AI developments have contributed to improvements in our lives, such as chess-playing programs, machine translation devices, and soon-to-come self-driving cars. However, AI can also threaten our individuality, feeding our unconscious with width a steady stream of biased propaganda.  It is entirely possible that we do not have free will any more. The information that we absorb every day has an effect on our decisions. And our governments allow that.

Humans seem to have an obsession with progress. To make the world a better place, but also to compete against other countries. In my opinion, mankind faces three main problems: nuclear weapon proliferation, climate change, and technological disruption. The solution to these three problems requires global cooperation.

 Fei FEi Li says that “Technology may not always make the world better, it can make so many good things but there are also risks and pitfalls; we can deploy technologies that help humans live better and healthier and work more safely and productively”. Regarding this question, Yun Noah Harari also says “What will happen to society and daily life when non conscious but highly intelligent algorithms know us better than we know ourselves? “. More specifically, Harari regards dissatisfaction as a “deep root” of human reality and, as such, related to biological evolution. He also posits that a new class of people will emerge, the unemployable. Machines will replace humans in certain tasks. This lack of occupation may result in more criminal behaviour and substance abuse.

In my manifesto, I strive to represent “Coexistence”, the union of two poles, Yin and Yang, feminine and masculine… AI and humans. To illustrate this marriage of opposites, I use the painting “The American Gothic” by Grant Wood. I deconstruct this painting and reconstruct it by adding new images by other painters such as Georgia O’Keeffe (“The white flower”) and Piet Mondrian (‘’The abstract tree”).  I use these two works of art as symbols of the dualities mentioned above.

This marriage can work if we find the right balance between humans and AI.  My collage includes a written message talking about both the solution and the dangers: “Global cooperation. Not technological disruption”. Without global cooperation, eventually it will not be possible to save one part of the world and leave another part alone to pay the price for the negative consequences of technological disruption. 

To find a solution for the three problems mentioned above, we have to do it together or it will not happen.


The book Sapiens. Yun Noah Harari

Conferences of Fei Fei Li-You tube

Conferences of Yun Noah Harari- your tube

AI Exhibition-Barbican Center.

History of Technology – Wikipedia


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