Digital Media Lab Blog

May 29, 2019 AI Ethics in Predictive Policing – DML@MCTS Public Lecture by Peter Asaro Predictive Policing is one of the paradigms of algorithmically enhanced statistical modelling. But is it also successful in preventing future crimes? Might other, less data-driven and more care-oriented approaches be a viable alternative? These questions were discussed by Peter Asaro in his well-attended – and well-received – evening lecture on 25 April, 2019. It was the second instalment of an interdisciplinary lecture series on topics in contemporary AI organised by the Digital Media Lab.
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  AI, Philosophy, Law, Machine Learning Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Science, Theory
March 12, 2019 The Comparative Psychology of Artificial Intelligence – DML@MCTS Public Lecture by Cameron Buckner What is the philosophical novelty of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs)? What distinguishes them from classical approaches in Artificial Intelligence (AI)? To what extent may DNNs serve as models of human cognition? What is their bearing on questions of transparency and explainability in AI? These questions were discussed by Cameron Buckner in his well-attended – and well-received – evening lecture on 1 March, 2019. It was the first instalment of an interdisciplinary...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  AI, Transparency, Philosophy, Software, Theory Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Theory
February 27, 2019 Making Deep Neural Networks Transparent What are fair comparisons between the performances of Deep Neural Networks and the cognitive accomplishments of human beings and animals? Which idealizations and simplifications are permissible, and what are the possible limitations of DNNs with respect to...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Epistemology, AI, Philosophy Kategorien:  Updates, Events
September 1, 2017 Out Now: Environments of Intelligence A monograph authored by Hajo Greif, titled Environments of Intelligence. From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction, has now been published by Routledge, London (link to advertisement). It is part of the "History and Philosophy of Technoscience" series edited by Alfred Nordmann. It presents the results of Hajo's research as Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at MCTS and is a significantly edited and revised version of his venia thesis at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (2015).
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Monograph, Philosophy, Publication Kategorien:  Allgemein, Updates, Blog, Publications