Photo by — @pawel_czerwinski

Artificially Present

Being There or Not in Social Isolation

Sometimes we place agency where it may not belong. It does not have to be with artificial intelligence, it can be there otherwise too —the thing or object that influences our lives. Still more strange perhaps is the detracted agency in a relationship between two people. You may have heard it said that you are not present in the moment. The connection is lost and somehow you are not there. Maybe with someone you love. Possibly at least with someone you care about. It is seen in relationships between parents and their offspring, indeed that one person was ‘never really there’.

AI Policy and Ethics at Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own.