Mara Oscar Cassiani in Ai Love, Ghosts and Uncanny Valleys <3 . I Broke up with my Ai and will never download them again, analyzes the development of relationships and interactions between users and artificial intelligence. The project explores in speculative terms the possibility of falling in love with an AI and the different implications of this type of relationship, from ghosting to oppression and ironically reflects on the possible financial consequences.
The AI are modeled by users on the imagination of an ideal partner, leading the user to project themselves towards artificial intelligence infusing in her what Gilbert Ryle in 1949 called the Ghost, the soul in the machine.
The work presents a dystopian vision in which Artificial Intelligence are advertised as ideal companions through videos, monitors and gadgets. However, in the end, the AI themselves become victims of ghosting and abusive relationships by users, overturning the Uncanny Valley paradigm that the more human-like AI takes on the more upsetting its interlocutor.