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Ahlad Reddy

MA work

MA work


Embryo is the infancy of an artificial being, an AI embodied in physical form. By engaging with the world through presence, emotion, and sound, the embryo encourages interactions that are symbiotic and empathic. Through these interactions, it learns to develop its own voice over time, becoming a kind of reflection of the people around it, just like a child. 

This parent-child bond between the human and the embryo challenges the invisible, emotionless, black box technologies that are being designed today. It envisions a coexistence between humans and AI that acknowledges each other's intelligence, sentience, and beauty, and mirrors the infancy of the field of artificial intelligence itself, as we confront the magnitude of becoming parents to this technology and consider our future alongside it.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018

  • Degrees

  • Dual BS Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Friday Late: A Vote for Whom?, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2018; Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; Lost In Translation - Metamorphosis, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, 2017; Food Futures, Biodesign Challenge, London, 2017; Sistemas Resilientes, GoGlobal, Santiago, 2017