Artificial Intelligence for Governance, the Kitty AI

Artificial Intelligence for Governance, the Kitty AI

Year: 
2016
Festival edition: 
2017
Format: 
installation
Pinar Yoldas – Artificial Intelligence for Governance, the Kitty AI
Pinar Yoldas – Artificial Intelligence for Governance, the Kitty AI

Video, 12:40 min.
Courtesy: Pinar Yoldas

In her work Artificial Intelligence for Governance, the Kitty AI, Pinar Yoldas imagines an artificial intelligence (AI) that has taken over the world. In the video, a 3D-animated cat talks about itself and its work as ruler of a megalopolis in the year 2039. The AI takes on the appearance of an adorable kitten to avoid frightening people. It speaks from the future about the unsolvability of past crises such as the refugee crisis, climate change, and an ominous “p-crisis,” as well as the inability of humankind to manage gigantic infrastructure. AIs like Kitty AI have, as a result, taken over the positions of politicians and other professional groups in this imagined future. According to the AI’s logic, governmental form is a question of quantity: “Democracy was born in a polis—no surprise that it dies in a megalopolis.”

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