This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Dan McQuillan [Twitter/X, Mastodon]. Dan is currently a Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing in the Department of Computing at the University of London and the author of Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence (Bristol University Press, 2023), a book:
about how and why we should resist the introduction of artificial intelligence, or AI. It hopes to persuade the reader that resistance is what is needed, by showing how AI represents a technological shift in the framework of society that will amplify austerity while enabling authoritarian politics. However, despite the presentation of the varieties of AI harmfulness in the first part of the book, it is intended as an ultimately optimistic text, one that holds out the possibility of a radically transformative approach to AI that aligns with wider values of care and the common good. But before we get into discussing these developments, let alone what part we can play in them, we need to clarify what we mean by AI itself.
See/hear also : Yeah Nah Pasaran! #179 w Emily M. Bender on Parrots for Make Benefit Glorious Intelligence of Artificial : September 21, 2023 /// Dan McQuillan in conversation: Big data, deep learning, and hold the apocalypse, The Sociological Review, June 2023 | Dark Satanic Data Mills feat. Dan McQuillan, TrashFuture, April 4, 2023 | Why We Must Resist AI: Dan McQuillan, Tech Won’t Save Us, March 9, 2023 /// The Triumph of General Ludd.
4.30pm, Thursday, September 28, 2023 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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