What is Helena? Helena is a virtual assistant and is a humanized artificial intelligence security system. Her predecessor Alexa from Amazon was able to carry out assignments through speech assistance, Helena, on the other hand, is a self-thinking artificial intelligence system that carries out her own tasks that are necessary to ensure the safety of every individual.

During my graduation project I explored the boundary between humanity and artificial intelligence. What happens if a self-thinking system adopts human traits such as fear, mistrust and manipulation patterns? The emergence of a paranoid artificial intelligence security system.

Through an interactive installation, I bring the control society up for discussion. How important is it to have everything under control and what does this mean for our privacy? What happens when the Corona crisis is over, but all privacy-violating technologies are still there?

Photography © Jamie Jansen

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