The personal impact of AI: Navigating a changing landscape of human-robot relationships

My Robot Wife

My AI girlfriend won’t speak to me until I renew my Netflix annual subscription.

In five years, you will be able to say:

Many people have written about AI’s dangers and the uncertain future for humanity. These concerns are often centered on larger issues, such as disinformation, democracy and wartime decisions made by computers. The small, personal changes that are made to the human experience tend to have the greatest impact in the future. We can assume that at some point a large portion of the population is going to have some sort of AI friend, assistant, companion etc. If we assume that AI assistants will be designed by companies for profit to press our buttons perfectly, then there is a serious risk of us being manipulated at the whim of these companies or governments.