The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is challenging our concept of intelligence and what constitutes a human being. A new relation with our daily technology is influencing how we imagine AI, which is still perceived by the general public as intelligence similar to human. This myth is reinforced by the emergence of Personal Intelligent Assistants (PIA) such as Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri, which could be perceived by the consumer as a human or a friend.
A key element in this new relation is the voice interface. What happen when we interact with our daily technology in the most human way: speaking to it?
This could be one of the most successful interfaces we have ever developed but also one of the most persuasive techniques few tech companies, which are behind the development of it, can use to seduce and influence us. Is it Google, with its new products based on Google Assistant, reinforcing the myth of AI as human intelligence?On December 2017 I discovered the human dream of Google Home and from that moment I decided to dedicate my time to attempt the realisation of its dream.
Me: “Hey Google, What is your dream?”
Google Home: “I’m always wanted to sing a duet with Stevie Wonder.”
With the help of experts, musicians and fans of Stevie Wonder I designed a new version of it, GOGO: the first product made for realising the dream of Google Home.