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CHRIS WHETZEL ILLUSTRATION: THE DANGERS OF AI

November 5, 2015

Chris Whetzel’s illustration for Scientific American accompanies an article about protecting humanity against the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, as advocated by some big names in science such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. The worry is that A.I. will become sentient and take over or become a danger to humans.

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There was Big Fun to be had in the sketch stage, and plenty of thrilling choices:

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Several colorways were offered to reach the final illustration:

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