Game adjacent designer and programmer of things
Likes: designing weird games, coding, generally experimenting with technology
Dislikes: oatmeal, meeting new people
Empathy Automated is a strategic intervention designed to critique the misuse of empathy in the technology industry and current trends in Artificial Intelligence.
The components of the intervention revolve around the tech industry persona. The CTO and founder of AVITAS Technologies gives TED talks, has a reputable website and business cards, and develops novel algorithms for augmenting AI with empathy.
Through parody and adoption of the conventions of silicon valley, Empathy Automated is able to infiltrate and gain the attention of the tech community. As absurdity becomes subtly revealed, outsiders are alerted to the current state of the industry, while insiders eventually question the accountability of their creations.