Global Art Forum 12: AM I A SAD ROBOT: THE CLINIC OF AI by Art Dubai published on 2018-04-11T11:11:29Z Global Art Forum 12: "I Am Not A Robot" Philosopher and Writer Aaron Schuster Why are AI’s typically portrayed in popular culture as murderous/psychotic, bent on wiping out the human race? Wouldn’t intelligent machines run the full range of human psychopathologies? Think of Marvin, the melancholic robot from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Isn’t it more likely that a hyperintelligent AI would become depressed, not aggressive? Perhaps in the future, the main role of human beings will be to minister therapeutically to depressed AIs, whose melancholic bouts threaten civilization with digital malaise and total breakdown. In this lecture, Schuster explored the “clinic of AI:” the psychopathologies of our machine intelligent future.