Professor of History of Science/NKUA/Digital Studies
Title of Paper:
Artificial Intelligence in the public sphere. The usefulness of a useless discussion
Subdisciplinary Area: Science Communication
Keywords: Digital culture, anthropomorphism, robots, complexity, cognition
Abstract: There can be little doubt that the discussion about AI dominates the public sphere. Experts, lay people and public figures struggle to understand the technological developments in the field and assess the consequences they imply for human beings and society. However, the discussion is full of misunderstandings both about the nature of AI and about its growing involvement with human affairs. The aim of this communication is to elaborate on 5+1 such misunderstandings and show that all of them point to crucial issues located at the intersection of philosophy, science and technology.