not “AI research” as in the quest for artificial general intelligence, but “AI research” as in developing the equivalent of a horse for our minds


hypothesis: the AI/HCI relationship is cyclic because AI booms focus on building software that’s smart enough to guess what the user wants without explicitly asking; HCI then comes in to clean up the mess, bring the human back into the loop & restore some control to users

love this characterization of the perspective shift from creator-as-“architect” (top-down planner) to creator-as-gardener. gardening = setting up & nurturing a generative system without trying to exercise direct control over its output


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