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Tag: Artificial Intelligence
“In terms of the machine learning programs or robots that we have now, I basically think of them as being comparable to thermostats.”
The struggle between the use of math for benevolent or malevolent purposes carries from at least WWII into today’s debates on AI.
The world’s humanists might just be the new MVPs in the struggle for the future of critical thinking.
“There is nothing shocking or radical about ending an economic practice that has too many negative externalities.”
“If we want technologies that will not undermine our humanity, social analysts must join with other researchers.”
Art made by AI subverts our usual understandings of creativity as a uniquely human power.
If we accept AIs crafting rap, we repeat the same exploitation that currently separates Black and brown artists from the fruits of their labor.
The mugshot was invented in the 1880s. A century later, face surveillance has gone digital but remains as flawed as ever.
Digital tech cannot stop climate change merely by “greening” individual consumption.
Today is overwhelmingly defined by white-supremacist violence and the whiteness of AI technology. Can seeing them together help defeat them both?
Machines learned racism from humans. Perhaps humans can now learn about that racism from the very machines they taught.
“We can’t always explain how algorithms reach their decisions. The reasoning of algorithms, like the will of God, is unfathomable.”
Whose values get embedded into the algorithms that increasingly govern our lives? How are these data infrastructures complicating what it means to be human?
Tech promises to cure any ailment, whether an unwelcome feeling or a global pandemic. But what if tech itself is ill? And what is a cure, anyway?
What harms can result from AI and automation, and how might we address and prevent those harms?
How do people show up in data, and what are some of the inequalities that can result from data collection?
Both the definition of “intelligence” and the tech industry are deeply entwined with white domination. Will white-supremacist AI be the result?
Thanks to surveillance, political violence, and AI, we no longer have the luxury of humanist utopias to plan for the future.
Where did the internet come from? Who gets left out of dominant stories about its origins? And what can history teach us about how to make the internet better?