Stop Scaring People about AI
The films, books, and journalism that we are creating about AI are not helping. By creating narratives that only show futures where artificial intelligence systems have made the world worse, we are disempowering audiences. If we are to create legislative change around AI, we need cultural change first. We need to tell different stories.
In this workshop, Harmony Labs will have audiences identify narratives from a set of movies, books and news stories. We will then compare these narratives with those Harmony identified after analyzing Mozilla’s survey of 68,000 users and 7,000 news articles around AI.
Then we will present our findings from studying audience reactions to the 2019/2020 Creative Media Awards, and offer a set of recommendations for makers to help push audiences towards productive narratives. We’ll practice this by making a set of memes together.