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12/20/2021 - 12/20/2021 | Essen

Beyond Prediction: Artificial Intelligence and the Crisis of Descision

Much of the current debates around Artificial Intelligence concerns the implicit and even explicit bias of opaque and complex algorithms used in Machine Learning systems. A new wave of scholarship has exposed these failings and in response new organizations and research centers for “ethical AI” or “human-centered AI” have emerged. The goal is to maintain a human “decision” both in setting goals or norms, and in choosing appropriate methods to guarantee outcomes.

The lecture will interrogate contemporary AI through the problem of decision, first by highlighting the always technical condition of human cognition, and then through the question of conflicting norms. Finally, through a critical analysis of predictive AI and parallel developments in Cognitive Science, David Bates will argue that human decision is always a break with norms in moments of crisis, and only human beings are capable of these decisions despite the necessity of technological support.

DAVID BATES is Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, where he teaches Intellectual History. His interests lie in the history of cognition, technology studies, and political thought. He is completing a book on technology and thinking, entitled: An Artificial History of Natural Intelligence.

EVA WEBER-GUSKAR is a professor of ethics and philosophy of emotions at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). Currently, she is working on ethical questions in dealing with AI, especially Emotional AI, and on temporal aspects in theories of the good life. She is a PI in the interdisciplinary project “INTERACT! New forms of social interaction with intelligent systems” at the RUB. Prior to this, she held positions in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Erlangen and spent one year as a visiting scholar at New York University.

ABOUT CARTE BLANCHE IV: UA RUHR MEETS INTERNATIONAL GUESTS
Exchanges have always been an essential component of the KWI's activities. We are part of a regional consortium of universities in the Ruhr area and cooperate closely with our local partner institutions. At the same time, our work thrives on an international outlook that taps into debates and developments in the social sciences and humanities abroad. In the new online instalment of our Carte Blanche lecture series, the KWI will provide a platform to bring these two networks into conversation. In each session, an international guest speaker will present original research, which will then be discussed by a scholar from the University Alliance Ruhr.


SPEAKER
David Bates, University of California, Berkeley

RESPONDENT
Eva Weber-Guskar, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)

COORDINATION
Danilo Scholz, KWI

Information on participating / attending:
Participants can register for the lecture via e-mail to emily.beyer@kwi-nrw.de by Thursday, 16 December 2021. Participants will then receive the Zoom link.

Date:

12/20/2021 18:00 - 12/20/2021

Registration deadline:

12/16/2021

Event venue:

Goethestr. 31
44128 Essen
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany

Target group:

Scientists and scholars

Email address:

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Information technology, Media and communication sciences, Philosophy / ethics, Social studies

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion

Entry:

12/07/2021

Sender/author:

Miriam Wienhold

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event70360

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