Closing event of the exhibition Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future.
A MAK FUTURE LAB event in cooperation with the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, sponsored by the BMVIT, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Today we depend on intelligent devices to get us through our daily lives. We trust our smart assistants to navigate us through
strange cities, remind us of appointments, and keep us informed at all times on any given topic. They measure our pulse—and
if necessary even call the emergency services. Anyone who’s had to dispense with a smartphone for an entire (work)day knows
how dependent we’ve become on these clever little devices—and how helpless we are when it turns out they are not quite as
smart as we thought.
What is the nature of the relationship between human and machine? Can we trust these machines? Will they learn to love us?