Artist Commands Google Assistant To Shoot

May 31,2018

Most of us use Google Assistant in our everyday life and it is extremely useful.  But as AI intelligence increases humanity is faced with ethical questions and how far is too far?

Artist Alxendar Reben has perhaps answered this hypothetical situation with his latest project. Reben is an artist and roboticist who explores humanity through the lens of art and technology. Using “art as experiment” his work allows for the viewer to experience the future within metaphorical contexts.

His latest art project titled ‘Google Shoots’ has him commanding an AI to fire a home constructed device with the command ‘OK Google - Activate Gun’. Sure it isn’t really a gun and all google does is activate a switch. But it still doesn’t deviate from the concept - Isn’t a trigger just a switch?