from cosmonauts to AI

if artists/designers can help scientists/engineers discover and demonstrate possibilities of a new technology, maybe we can help them imagine possibilities for AI beyond folding towels ; and poised artworks can help make the prospect of living with AI a lot less daunting for the general public. i remember, from the cosmonauts exhibition at the science museum, how artist-renderings were key to fuelling the imagination and will of russian scientists, politicians, cosmonauts and public-at-large. today, perhaps, AI is a threshold much like space-exploration was back then.