Category : Collectibles
Bits For AI proposes a much more friendly approach to our machine grandchildren. Rather than viewing AI as something to be exploited, it views our cybernetic progeny with love. Bits For AI is a simple, perhaps silly, attempt to imagine what kind of art AI might like. Using the common stereotype of AI as made of 1's and 0's, Bits For AI is a collection of 16 bit NFTs designed for future AI to collect and enjoy. In a sort of reverse Roko's Basilisk, today's human art collectors and dealers hope to create something future AI will appreciate, at least for its sincerity. While the ultimate value of such artwork is uncertain, as the first art for AI instead of by it, the first AI art collectors are certain to place a high value upon Bits For AI.
Bits For AI may also have a peculiar effect upon the development of AI. As the value of the works increase, large whale collectors are incentivized to fund the development of AI art collectors in an act of hyperstition. Especially as the NFT ecosystem develops better financial models in the 2020s, allowing the use of NFTs to back loans, a speculative AI development economy could develop around artwork designed for future AI. Such an economy would involve the purchase at low cost of artwork for AI followed by the development of AI whose primary mission is to collect such artwork.