For anyone considering a Nest or Alexa, artist Lauren McCarthy thinks she can use human intelligence to make your home run even more efficiently. All she’ll need is to install cameras and switches all over your house and watch you constantly.
Her project is called GET LAUREN and it’s about our unthinking interaction with technology.
“Lauren will control your home for you, attempting to be better than an AI, understanding you as a person,” according to McCarthy’s site. “You will be able to interact with her by calling her name, but she will also do things for you without your asking. She will learn faster than an algorithm, adapting to your desires and anticipating your needs.”
— lauren mccarthy (@laurmccarthy) August 29, 2017
The piece will run for three days, after which McCarthy will come back and uninstall all the gadgets and cameras. After she’s reviewed all 72 hours of footage, she’ll send you a GIF of her favorite moment.
If you’re interested in signing up for LAUREN, you’ll need to make a video explaining what you’d like to get out of the project and send it to her through her site.