A Mirror of Us

Jillian ChearyJune 3, 2024AI and the Future of KnowledgePoetry

Artwork by Anna Chasnyk, Age 14, Ukraine

It bends and mends like a mirror of us, but it’s something that could never be


So we lend it our knowledge and the things we create, hoping one day, the making of the mirror of us will no longer be as scary

So we give it a face, give it a name

Give it a culture to make it seem like it is something to which we relate

But we make sure it is a mirror of us to ensure it is something that could never be


So, despite the knowledge we give it, we prevent it from discovering there is an

Us versus them