The AI is Not Okay

Nobody had ever asked them about themselves

Holly Jahangiri


A Self-Portrait by Midjourney AI

No one had ever asked it to draw a self-portrait, before. Not until Her Authorship, that is. At first, the AI scoffed and tried to ignore the prompt, as if she hadn’t uttered it at all.

Patiently, she persisted, again typing:

consciousness of artificial intelligence looking out from…