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Hamid Ekbia - The Flood of Forms: On the Lure and Limits of AI


Rádi bychom Vás pozvali na přednášku Hamida Ekbii: The Flood of Forms: On the Lure and Limits of AI, která proběhne ve středu 5/6/2019 od 17:00 v SP319. Profesor Hamid Ekbia (School of Informatics, Computing & Engineering, Indiana University) bude na Katedře filozofie hostovat jako Fulbright Specialist od 2/6/2019 do 20/7/2019.


Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is back — in new shape and with a vengeance. Abundantly enabled by the marriage between Big Data, automation, and machine learning algorithms, the new AI promises to transform all aspects and arenas of human life — from science, economy, and war to work, romance, and law. Some of these promises are tenable, others morally dubious, and still others simply fictitious. To discern among them, we have to keep AI in check, asking not what computers can do, but what we should do in order to make computers work in meaningful ways, how we should change as individuals, groups, and societies, and at what cost. I will deal with these questions through the exploration of the relationship between form and content in a few areas of AI application. With a nod to the Czech philosopher and intellectual Vilém Flusser, my key argument would be that these applications can penetrate human affairs to the extent that we let the “flood of forms” overtake our lives.
Hamid Ekbia is Professor of Informatics, International Studies, and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he also directs the Center for Research on Mediated Interaction. He is interested in the political economy of computing, the future of work, and in how technologies mediate cultural, socio-economic, and geo-political relations of modern societies. His most recent book(with Bonnie Nardi) Heteromation and Other Stories of Computing and Capitalism (MIT Press, 2017) examines computer-mediated modes of value extraction in capitalist economies, and his earlier book Artificial Dreams: The Quest for Non-Biological Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2008) was a critical-technical analysis of Artificial Intelligence. He is co-author of Reconsidering Access: Individual Travails and Asymmetric Gains (MIT Press) and co-editor of a volume titled Big Data Is Not a Monolith (MIT Press, 2016). He has been Fulbright Scholar at the University of West Bohemia, an Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor in the Department of Digitalization at Copenhagen Business School, and a Senior Fellow at Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) in Vienna, Austria.

Datum zahájení 05.06.2019
Datum ukončení 05.06.2019
Místo konání SP319 (Sedláčkova 15, Plzeň) od 17:00
Kontaktní osoby Naďa Hlaváčková (777 010 501) a Zdeňka Špiclová (775 214 197)
Počet účastníků z ČR 20
Počet zahraničních učastníků 1
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