Holly Herndon on Best Practices for Nurturing a Healthy AI Collaborator

“The reason we use this metaphor of a baby is Spawn only has access to the information that we give her—we foster her with the data we feed her. We found this a way to not only talk about the importance of her daily diet, but the communal nature of raising a nascent intelligence.”
– Musician Holly Herndon on her AI collaborator Spawn, after describing the influence of George Lewis’s Voyager project during MIT’s Unfolding Intelligence symposium [quote edited]
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