Inspired by stories from Chen Qiufan and Kai-Fu Lee's book AI 2041: Ten Visions For Our Future, this project is one of the first cross-medium collaborations between authors and artists. It represents two promising emerging technologies: AI and blockchain.
I believe technology will further blur the boundaries of different forms of creations and open up a new realm of unlimited imagination and creativity.
- Stanley Qiufan Chen
Unlike many of its predecessors, the book AI 2041 is not about a blatant dystopia or utopia—it's a far more practical and positive view about how society may use AI as a tool to shape it for the better.
Kai-Fu Lee and Chen Qiufan write about a time that AI helps us in ways that may make us more efficient and productive. But perhaps there's a precipice in trusting code to enter intimately into our lives. To empower AI is to allow a machine to effectuate answers, to allow the quantification of human patterns and behavior. Business, financial, and health applications are logical applications for AI, yet can we trust ourselves to be able to stop there? What if we expect a computer to provide us with the ultimate philosophical questions, like the meaning of life and our purpose?
The AI 2041 series is a reflection on the stories and predictions from the book, explored by world-class artists with unique visions. The artworks allow us to connect further with the message and draw deeper meaning, personal to each viewer.
Curated by Ronnie K. Pirovino
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Meet the artists
Each artist selected to participate in the AI 2041 series endeavors to extend the book through their own interpretation and perspective on the intersection of technology and art. We're thrilled to offer one-of-a-kind NFTs from each of the below.