Digital Media Lab Blog

June 21, 2019 Debating the ‘update-mode’: an update. Updates are part of our everyday life, they happen almost everywhere, and their absence can literally destroy the factual utility of a device. The multi-discipline debate series ‘update-modus’ wants to look at updates beyond empirical updates, raising the questions what an ‘update-modus’ might mean: making, tentative, preliminary, decisions, doing change, continuous incrementality, optimization, etc. Read more about the first debate of the series and don’t miss the upcoming events! Next one will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019, debating temporality with/in update societies.
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Von: Peter Müller, Digital Media Lab Tags:  Event, Update, Digital, Social Order Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Science, Theory, Exchange
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
March 6, 2019 Techno-Scientific Constitutionalism – a few notes Beginning of February this year, a workshop, co-funded by NSF and DFG, on techno-scientific constitutionalism was hosted - and I had the honor of being part of that. During this workshop, scholars from the fields of STS, sociology, political science and law discussed the relation between law, techno-science, and the practices that constitute the very constructs of...
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Interdisciplinary, Politics, Law, Event Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference Appearances, Research, Theory, Conference
September 3, 2018 A quick thought on science of science and stories of stories Before I post a short report on the (spoiler so far: great) 4S conference 2018 in Sydney, Australia, I want to share a thought that had been inspired by a very compelling discussion I...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Epistemology Kategorien:  Research, Science, Theory
August 10, 2017 Surveillance Cultures, or how to deal with… Surveillance is nothing new (in fact it's an ancient social process [1]); scientific investigation of this cultural technique goes back to the 18th century when Jeremy Bentham developed his idea of four panoptic institutions. With Foucault and Deleuze conceptualizing theoretical frameworks it eventually became an academic discipline. It is however a lived practice that is rapidly changing its historically grown characteristics and becoming...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  Interdisciplinary, Surveillance, Theory Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Theory, Conference