The Punishment is an installation in which a robot executes a preventive punishment for its possible future disobedience. A reference to Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics.
Technologies are now merging at high speed, notably robotics and artificial intelligence. It raises a lot of questions about the man-machine relationship. Tainted with dark humor, this dystopian anthropomorphization underlines the fears that AI and robotics engenders and reactivates the myth of the creature escaping the control of its creator. How automated do we want our world, our body to be? What physical, moral and legal framework should we use? What consequences for human life? How de we put ethics in robotics? Isn't it time to reinvent the school? Shall we rewrite a new social contract? At the turn of the century, interrogations related to automation are popping up in everyone’s mind. We will have to answers them collectively, if possible.
Artist: Filipe Vilas-Boas