Final Round Update
Thanks designers for all your work. Finalists have been chosen based on the quality of your initial entries, but after seeing the entries, the stakeholders in the project have zeroed in on a specific visual metaphor: the nautilus.
In this round, to be considered for the winning design, submit a design using a nautilus as the graphic element.
The simplicity of these are good precedents:
An allusion to the mathematical properties of the nautilus could help.
The Center will be exploring the relationship between natural or human intelligence and artificial or machine intelligence. The Center's position is that artificial intelligence will always be categorically different from and subservient to natural intelligence. Designs should err on the side of contrast between natural and artificial intelligence rather than integration.
On the natural intelligence side, human and animal visual metaphors could be apropos, from the brain to intelligent human behaviors like speech, writing, logic, and art. Humans are the toolmakers, AI is a tool. Natural intelligence or the mind is more abstract and has an immaterial aspect.
On the artificial side, virtual metaphors like circuitry, logic boards, decision trees, cyborgs, tools, and code could be appropriate.
(Post-Start Note. One concept that has not yet been explored in the competition is facial recognition, which combines both the human and AI and uses AI in service to humanity. An iconic representation of facial recognition has potential.)
Colors are not set in stone, but gray may be the best dominant color, alluding to the gray matter of the brain and gray and aluminum shades of computer technology. An accent color to counterpoise gray might also be called for.
The center will be engaged in 1) Research, 2) Education, and 3) Application of AI to human problems in the developing world.