In the world of robotics and AI, our ability to tell the difference between a humanoid robot and an actual human is decreasing as the technology improves. There is, however, a point at which the similarity is so close, and yet we still detect a difference – even if we can’t pinpoint what it is, exactly. I think it’s the fact that it’s so close yet wrong that the difference becomes noticeably uncomfortable. This gap between “wow that’s close!” and “indistinguishably human” is called the “uncanny valley”. I first heard about this concept via author/podcaster/neuroscientist/philosopher Sam Harris. He often warns against the possible perils of runaway AI, and with his permission, I decided to draw half of his face, and half the face of a well-known fictional (for now…) dystopian AI outcome. Cheers to Sam for hosting interesting podcasts and being a good sport with this one.
· 16″x20″ fine art print bundled with acid-free archival materials ·
· Brilliantly shines on award-winning Photo Rag® Metallic Paper ·
· 340 gsm · 100% cotton · high-gloss metallic finish ·
· Printed at western Canada’s only Hahnemühle-certified print shop ·