The Robot in the Mirror

Season 7
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It’s easy to think artificial intelligence is objective. It doesn’t have emotions. It operates based on cold hard calculations. But artificial intelligence is built on human intelligence, and it may be carrying our old prejudices into the future with us. In this episode of Sidedoor, we step into the Smithsonian’s FUTURES exhibition to meet a very special robot who asks us to consider: whose image will be reflected in our AI future?



Stephanie Dinkins, transdisciplinary artist and professor at Stony Brook University

Twitter: @dinkinsstudio @stephdink
Instagram:, stephanie.dinkins

Ashley Molese, a curator of the Smithsonian’s FUTURES exhibition

Social media: @smithsonianAIB, #TheFUTURES

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