Me You and The Robot is a multidisciplinary collective that focusses on the implications of robotization on the future of work.
Lead by Henrique Nascimento and Erik Vlemmix, the collective investigates the role of technology as a possible enabler of a new working condition where future job creation enables new ways to define our existence outside of the typical work-orientated definitions of the self. On the crossroads of ethics, technology and design, they propose scenarios on how humans and algorithms can work together through new models of collaboration. The collective is online based.
Choreographies of Future Jobs | 2020
This project emphasizes the nature of the evolution of UBI as well as other mechanisms that bring economical equality under the perspective of the future of work, by exploring and revealing the narratives of two extreme and often antagonistic opinion polos.In a series of interviews that ranged from philosophers to anthropologists, futurologists to digital artists, a set of discussions on the future of work with and without UBI setthe foundation for two distinctive videos. The viewer will be placed in the position of a god-like perspective crossing those two opposite polos represented by everyday life events in a fictional city. With the aim to display a possible nearby future, the outcomes of the interviews are compiled in a provoking journey, aiming to give us a suggestive imagination on how the future of work might be.
AI generated Keynotes | 2019
Using an algorithm to analyze spoken words in realtime, AI-Generated Keynotes produces real-time references to what a presenter is saying. Based on Speach-to-Text technology, a Keynote presentation is generated based on an understanding of the algorithm. In 2019 the project was successfully tested in a journalistic conference where a series of journalistic archives and sources were used to select the content. Ongoing Project.
Essay on Human-Machine Futures | 2018
This essay is dedicated to exploring the future relation between humans and technology, in particular concerning itself with the question of work within the ‘intellectual domain’. Often when people talk about technology and the influence the current technologization is having on society, they often end up in a discussion about the impact it has on work, meaning mostly (manual)labor. This discussion on technology is often one where pros and cons are weighed against one another, thus making the discours usually one of conflict. We believe that this particular discussion is weary and quite honestly has long been decided in favor of technologization. [Link]
VR Job Interview | 2017
The project is an experiment to re-think the job interview format using Virtual Reality and new forms of evaluation using the mobile phone as a medium. The traditional job interview becomes an immersive experience in a virtual world where the applicant faces dilemmas, moral problems, or the need to define his personality. For the applicant, there is the advantage to be a non-hieratical format, open and explorative. For a company a new model to discover personal attributes and skills, along with tested ethical and moral values.
Education for Robots | 2017
Once autonomous machines become both content producers and ethical decision makers, our machines will need to be programmed in such a way that they reflect our ethics, norms, and values. Education for Robots demonstrates a future algorithmic job in which two philosophers converse with an AI. By conversating with humans, the AI adopts human standpoints and trains itself to autonomously produce content. A multidisciplinary jury panel then votes on the generated robotic statements in order to learn the AI a model of societal preferences.
Debate Visualiser | 2017
Debates Visualizer is an alternative tool to understand debates or exchange of ideas. Using a voice to text software, the program will select what are the most important content and then it will search for a 3D shape to visualize it. This proposes a new way of understanding how a conversation happens, only using digital objects to explaining it. For this project, we selected three famous debates or interviews. The first debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, the debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault and an interview to Aldous Huxley.
Guidelines for the human factor | 2016
An algorithm-based workspace where the robot plays the role of a moderator while humans discuss a relevant topic connected to a real-world situation. Under a set of rules for debate and using voice recognition software, the robot intervenes in the dialogue by providing real-time references and balancing the dialogue between humans. In the middle of the space, a hologram functions as a production spot, where the robot, in addition to being the moderator, is also building an archetype of a vessel pot based on what is being discussed.