New Practice in Art and Technology - Find out what's on, who we are, our studio, research + study programme. Don't miss: journal / 3021 project space & loops event series.

LOOPS
Stream

arrow_outward

Matteo Pasquinelli: A Social History of Artificial Intelligence

Where

Studio

arrow_outward

What is AI? A dominant view describes it as the quest “to solve intelligence” – a solution supposedly to be found in the secret logic of the mind or in the deep physiology of the brain, such as in its complex neural networks. We are joined for a public talk and conversation with Matteo Pasquinelli, who instead suggests that the “mystery” of AI is just the automation of labour at the highest degree, not intelligence per se.

His new book The Eye of the Master (Verso Books, 2023) urges a new literacy on AI for scientists, journalists and new generations of activists, arguing that the inner code of AI is shaped not by the imitation of biological intelligence, but the intelligence of labour and social relations, as it is found in Babbage’s “calculating engines” of the industrial age as well as in the recent algorithms for image recognition and surveillance.

In Conversation with Lars Pinkwart.

-

Matteo Pasquinelli is Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice where he is coordinating the 5-year ERC project AIMODELS. His research focuses the intersection of philosophy of mind, political economy, and the automation of knowledge and cultural production.

Previously he has been teaching at Pratt Institute New York and at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, where he founded the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy KIM (2018-2023).

What is AI? A dominant view describes it as the quest “to solve intelligence” – a solution supposedly to be found in the secret logic of the mind or in the deep physiology of the brain, such as in its complex neural networks. We are joined for a public talk and conversation with Matteo Pasquinelli, who instead suggests that the “mystery” of AI is just the automation of labour at the highest degree, not intelligence per se.

His new book The Eye of the Master (Verso Books, 2023) urges a new literacy on AI for scientists, journalists and new generations of activists, arguing that the inner code of AI is shaped not by the imitation of biological intelligence, but the intelligence of labour and social relations, as it is found in Babbage’s “calculating engines” of the industrial age as well as in the recent algorithms for image recognition and surveillance.

In Conversation with Lars Pinkwart.

-

Matteo Pasquinelli is Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice where he is coordinating the 5-year ERC project AIMODELS. His research focuses the intersection of philosophy of mind, political economy, and the automation of knowledge and cultural production.

Previously he has been teaching at Pratt Institute New York and at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, where he founded the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy KIM (2018-2023).

arrow_outward

Matteo Pasquinelli: The Eye of the Master. A Social History of Artificial Intelligence. Verso Books, 2023, ISBN: 978-1-78873-006-8

arrow_outward

arrow_outward

arrow_outward

Matteo Pasquinelli: A Social History of Artificial Intelligence

Where

Studio

arrow_outward

What is AI? We are joined for a public talk and conversation with Matteo Pasquinelli (Associate Professor at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice), who instead suggests that the “mystery” of AI is just the automation of labour at the highest degree, not intelligence per se.

What is AI? A dominant view describes it as the quest “to solve intelligence” – a solution supposedly to be found in the secret logic of the mind or in the deep physiology of the brain, such as in its complex neural networks. We are joined for a public talk and conversation with Matteo Pasquinelli, who instead suggests that the “mystery” of AI is just the automation of labour at the highest degree, not intelligence per se.

His new book The Eye of the Master (Verso Books, 2023) urges a new literacy on AI for scientists, journalists and new generations of activists, arguing that the inner code of AI is shaped not by the imitation of biological intelligence, but the intelligence of labour and social relations, as it is found in Babbage’s “calculating engines” of the industrial age as well as in the recent algorithms for image recognition and surveillance.

In Conversation with Lars Pinkwart.

-

Matteo Pasquinelli is Associate Professor in Philosophy of Science at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice where he is coordinating the 5-year ERC project AIMODELS. His research focuses the intersection of philosophy of mind, political economy, and the automation of knowledge and cultural production.

Previously he has been teaching at Pratt Institute New York and at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe, where he founded the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Media Philosophy KIM (2018-2023).

arrow_outward

Instagram
Imprint
© 2023

New Practice in Art and Technology - Find out what's on, who we are, our studio, research + study programme. Don't miss: journal / 3021 project space & loops event series.