Visiting with an AI Oracle or Stepping through a Looking Glass?


  • Gemma Milne
  • Matjaz Vidmar Science, Technology and Innovation StudiesSchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh



The advances in Generative AI systems have crossed an uncanny valley. They are seemingly able to conjure up a visual representation of any imaginary tableau as well as hold entirely original, unscripted conversations and perform useful editing tasks. This advancement has moved Generative AI from an exotic research field to the main-stream everyday conversation.

But what have we learned from engaging with these technologies? Are the questions we’re asking being answered, or are we simply left with more questions - ones that are really about us as humans and less about the technology itself?