At this year’s show, many designers presented concepts and scenarios that explored our complex and sometimes absurd relationship with technology. For his project, GOGO’s Dream, Davide Piscitelli adopted a satirical approach to this subject, with the aim of fulfilling the dream of a personal intelligent assistant (PIA).
After the AI device shared its dream to sing with the famous singer Stevie Wonder, Piscitelli enlisted the help of experts and musicians to make this human-like dream a reality. To perform the duet, the designer created a modified version of a Google Home device which, after much development, was able to respond to a human singing with corresponding lyrics.
The project was designed to address the belief that if something is more human-like, it is more intelligent. Exploring the absurdity of this statement, Piscitelli highlights the social, ethical and moral implications of humankind’s mass adoption of these devices.