Forced Finger is research project made by Saurabh Datta. The initial idea was to understand the notion of ownership and control, when a learning system is able to give feedback. An interesting thought developed through a prototype that helps you in a drawing process. Besides it’s purpose Datta’s work raises many questions about technology and AI.
We have started using machines in order to learn faster and more efficiently and this is in fact a growing trend. The question here is how people are going to react when a machine insists on correcting a mistake, a behaviour or a thought? Are we going to blame the machine for it’s reaction or accept every single answer? Few months ago, Stephen Hawking was mentioning the danger that Artificial Intelligence might constitute.