<unlike-us> Fwd: AI & Society and CRASSH Conference Call for Papers- Cambridge

gertml gertml at xs4all.nl
Tue Mar 12 12:38:37 CET 2019

Hi Doug,

This gets interesting.

Collective intelligence is already in a precarious state (because it can 
hardly be profited from and so receives no funding)[1], but add AI (and 
its endless prospect for profit) to it and it will most certainly fail 
miserably (on the "intelligence" part). You trade 99.9% accuracy for 80% 
accuracy (and a lot of profit). What a spectacular missed opportunity 
for problem solving.

AI is the blackbox that can break every tool chain.  The perfect add-on 
cloak for those operating in obscurity.

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora


Doug Schuler schreef op 2019-03-11 16:57:
> Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 11:44 PM
> Subject: AI & Society and CRASSH Conference Call for Papers- Cambridge
> To: Douglas Schuler <douglas at publicsphereproject.org>
> I am delighted to announce this Call for Papers for the forthcoming AI
> &
> Society and'Re-' Interdisciplinary Network CRASSH conference at the
> University of Cambridge on June 26-28 2019.
> http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/28385
> I would like to invite you to submit an abstract and participate in
> the
> conference discussion. Please share this Call with your colleagues,
> research students, within your institution(s) and in your networks! It
> will be an exciting three days!
> The deadline for abstracts (300 words, pdf format) is 1st April 2019,
> to
> be sent to spg12 at cam.ac.uk.
> I look forwards to hearing from you.
> With good wishes,
> Satinder
> (Associate Editor, AI & Society Journal)
> ------------------------------------
> CONFERENCE: Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age
> CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for abstracts (300 words) 1st April
> Joint Conference by the ‘Re-‘ Interdisciplinary Network and the AI
> &
> Society Journal
> A concept that has been at the fore of discussions around the
> sociology
> of scientific knowledge, the limits of AI, and most recently the
> design
> of ‘collective intelligence’, is ‘tacit knowledge’. First
> coming to
> prominence in the 1960’s, with Polanyi’s The Tacit Dimension
> (1966), it
> is a concept that continues to be addressed by scholars and
> practitioners from a wide range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary
> perspectives, and applied fields of practice. This conference explores
> the place of the tacit in the 21st Century, where our lives are
> increasingly augmented by AI algorithms.
> Engagement with and through social media networks and mobile apps are
> re-shaping the notion of community and family, and affecting
> wellbeing,
> as well as the cultures of the workplace and institutions. The
> exponential rise of big data flows in networked communications causes
> vast gaps in translation, confusion about what is true and false, and
> mistrust of ‘experts’. In the shadows of machine thinking we are
> unable
> to engage with difference.
> This challenges us to come up with technological futures rooted in us
> as
> persons, not as numbers, parts, sensory mechanisms, genes, and
> individual bodies.
> What alternative models might allow humans to better engage with
> technology?
> How can we reconsider the relation between a person and a collective
> intelligence?
> How can we reconceive the self as interaction in a digital age?
> Ideas of performance and re-performance help us reposition seemingly
> singular subjects and objects as collective phenomena, and help
> reconnect art and science after their separation in the 19th Century;
> but the arts in general can play a key role in questioning and
> reframing
> our understandings by directing attention to the tacit assumptions,
> norms, and expectations embedded in all cultural processes.
> There is a supposed neutrality around technology, evidenced in the
> idea
> that human ‘intelligence’ can, in the absence of ‘person’, be
> artificially re-presented, re-constructed and re-produced through
> computation (AI). The conference explores in what ways the interplay
> of
> the arts and sciences is reconceiving augmentation, and questions what
> an ‘intelligence’ that is ‘artificial’ might be.
> We invite contributions from across the disciplines and practices of
> the
> arts, performance arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences,
> engineering, neuroscience, technology, and healthcare to engage in
> reflections on these and other issues around tacit engagement in the
> digital age, in line with the four central themes of the conference:
> 1.      Performance as a Paradigm of Knowledge
> 2.      Self as Interaction in the Digital Age
> 3.      Trust in the Shadows of Machine Thinking
> 4.      Future Possibilities in intersections of Art, Science,
> Technology,
> and Society.
> Abstracts (300 words) should be submitted in pdf format to Satinder
> Gill
> (spg12 at cam.ac.uk)
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> Douglas Schuler
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