Artificial Intelligence in everyday life is mainly used as useful tool that make our lives more efficient by automating processes. However, when we cannot physically see or understand the workings of A.I, the human reaction is to contemplate 'what if' scenarios. Thereby the word “automation” itself mainly causes two polar types of reactions: either excited and curious to further technological development or scared it might take our jobs or worse doom scenarios. Us 'mere' humans have the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things to process them easier. When we see patterns, we like to label them / give them a meaning. This penomenon is called Apophenia. However this way of processing information sounds the same to the workings of A.I in every aspect. Perhaps Artificial Intelligence is as paranoid in how it views us as we are in how we view it.
One thing that is specifically made to determine a human psychological state is the inkblot test. The way we view perceive them determine the classification of the psyche. What happens when we swap the human psyche in this scenario with that of an A.I? Is a computer capable of projecting a humanoid psyche and how would people respond to such an occurence? Apophenia aims to answer these questions by exposing the humanity of inkblot tests and combining them with a digital entity to create a collaboration of paranoid psyches.