On Collapse : Peter Yeadon interviews Philosopher AI



Throughout the Summer of 2022, Peter Yeadon interviewed Philosopher AI on the topic of Collapse. A video of the interview is being exhibited at the Rhode Island School of Design, during Fall 2022, to accompany a Center for Complexity symposium on signs of collapse.

Philosopher AI offers opinions that have been generated by a neural network trained/hosted by OpenAI. Since Philosopher AI lacks specific knowledge and opinions itself, and only imitates opinions that exist in its neural network, it sometimes produces conflicting results, which Yeadon was interested in exploring.

In the video, Philosopher AI’s responses are read aloud by another AI system that was developed by Well-Said Labs. Video images were generated by Midjourney AI in response to a text-based prompt on collapse.