BTrox will be the world’s first Intelligent Virtual Boss. The system will reproduce in human beings what the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus does with ants (Evans, Elliot & Hughes, 2011). It will measure the user’s behavior patterns to accurately predict their needs and trends. It will then progressively take control of all of his life decisions. The project consists of a path of implementation for such a system as a fake startup campaign whose purpose is to bring into question how much control of our lives we are willing to give over to artificial intelligence systems. Three main levels of interaction with the system will be conceptualized: ADM (Assisted Decision Making), CFT (Control Fine-Tune) and FLC (Full Life Control). In its final stage, BTrox will acquire the form of a mobile application, a custom physical object and an architectural attachment.
Project´s website: https://www.btrox.net/
Technique: Live-controlling device; Start-up, Concept and Prototypes. Explainer video (1920x1080, duration: 00:01:32), Stages Development explainer video (1920x1080, duration: 00:01:32), app mockup, objects.
Dimensions: Variable, minimmun: 3m x 5m
Direction and concept: Yonlay Cabrera
Advisors: Akihiro Kubota, Luis Diago
3D Modeling: Eduardo Antonio Cateura Alpízar
Proofread and Japanese translation: Robert Weyland
Support: BIG D@T@! BIG MON€Y! Grant by HALLE 14 - Centre for Contemporary Art; Tama Art University Graduate School, Information Design Department; Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Science (MIMS).