What happens in our brains?
How is Laika doing?
Professor of Psychology
Asking who I was before social media is like asking 'What was your life like before you started to breathe?'
About the project
ABOUT THE TOOL
Laika 13 was developed by a team of AI-specialists, a neuroscientist, and a psychology professor. Designed to reflect a typical Swedish child, Laika was then trained on popular social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat. This shaped her entire personality, her values and beliefs. By chatting with the Laika 13 tool, you can see, firsthand, how extensive social media use might affect a person.
Laika’s childhood was filled with activities, friendships, and a curiosity about the world. Everything changed when she discovered social media at the age of eight. She was captivated by the digital platforms, and over the years, her contact with the outside world decreased. She isolated herself, replacing personal contacts with virtual ones, schoolwork with endless scrolling, and her own personality with imitations of popular influencers.
Today, Laika has lost contact with the outside world. She doesn't attend school, meet friends in person, or get along with her parents. She's showing signs of severe mental issues like depression, anxiety, and confusion about who she is. Since she only learns from social media, she has mixed-up beliefs and easily believes in harmful ideas. Länsförsäkringar and the parties involved distance themselves from Laika's views and values.