A.i. Love Letters

A project about love,
love letters,
and artificial intelligence.



Thus far “love” has been spared algorithmic dissection. Perhaps because it is impossible to collect, impossible to model, impossible to predict; an unfathomable fixture of the human condition.

But what if love letters (tangible evidence of love — we can point to a correspondence of love letters as proof that “they loved!”) were parsed, patterned, predicted by an algorithm. Even... produced by artificial intelligence?

What would an AI generated love letter — born from something other than the human mind,  from something other than human yearning — look like? What would it mean?

Do you have a love letter to contribute?

Handwritten missives between your grandparents during World War II? An AOL email from the 90’s? A long, ardent Twitter DM from this morning?

Call to action: please submit your letter to this project! Any length, format, or size; it just needs to feel like a love letter to you.

How? Upload image or text here!

Love letter from 1920

Margot Hanley is a research-based artist living in New York City. Her work interrogates the rapid progression of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality. She approaches these complex, technical, and often intimidating subjects with relatable themes, such as love, conviviality, and religion, and tends to incorporate elements of play and whimsy.

Margot’s most recent piece- Last Meal Receipts- is currently on display at Mmuseumm in New York City.

In addition to her art practice, Margot is a doctoral candidate at Cornell Tech, where she studies the ethical implications of AI, and in particular brain computer interfaces, on human quality of life.