In May 2021, Twitter, a platform known for its brutality and anger, was released “encouraging” form which suggests users should think twice before sending a tweet. Next month, Facebook announced the AI’s “conflict warning” groups, so that admins could take action when there could be “unrelated or inappropriate conversations.” Smart answers to emails and messages complete billions of sentences every day. Halo Amazon, launched in 2020, is a solid team that controls the tone of your voice. The advantage is no longer in following the heartbeat or counting the steps, but in how we reach those around us. Algorithmic treatment tools are designed to predict and prevent malicious practices.
Jeff Hancock, a communications professor at Stanford University, defines AI communication as when “an intelligent consultant works on behalf of a communicator by modifying, adding, or creating messages to achieve communication goals.” This technology, he says, has already been used to a degree.
At the bottom of it all is a profound belief that our relationship is the only way to perfection. Since the plague, many of our relationships have been based on computer communication. In the midst of cybercrime, Slack messages, and unlimited Zoom, can algorithms help us to be better with each other? Can the program read how we feel more than we can? Or does sending our messages to AI remove what makes human relationships human?
You might say that Jai Kissoon grew up in family courts. Or, around. His mother, Kathleen Kissoon, was a family law lawyer, and as a teenager she visited his office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and helped collect documents. This was a time for “high-quality copying machines,” and as Kissoon roamed the endless pages circulating in the corridors of the law firm, he heard stories of a number of ways in which families could be disrupted.
In that sense, not much has changed for Kissoon, co-founder of OurFamilyWizard, a communication and communication tool for divorced and foster families established in 2001. It was Kathleen’s idea, when Jai created a business plan, originally launching OurFamilyWizard as a page the website. It soon attracted the attention of law enforcement officials, including Judge James Swenson, who oversaw the pilot and tower program at the family court in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, in 2003. —And “disappeared from the courts.” When one went to court — two years later — the parent stopped using it.
For the past two decades, OurFamilyWizard has been used by nearly one million people and has been approved by a US court. In 2015 it was established in the UK and a year later in Australia. It is now in 75 countries; similar features include coParenter, Cozi, Amicable, and TalkingParents. Brian Karpf, secretary of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, notes that many lawyers are now promoting child-rearing programs as a matter of routine, especially when they want to have a “significant impact” on how couples communicate. These programs can be a deterrent to harassment and their use of social media can be controlled by a court.