Risk and Delusion in the Rational World of Machine Learning Engineers (1/7)

Katrin Fritsch

I argue that how we actually think of, imagine and envision technologies has a major impact on their adaption, diffusion and legitimisation.

That means that I approach artificial intelligence from a social constructivist perspective, claiming that social actors’ promises and beliefs actively shape and legitimise a technology, and hence establish structures of power. In this context, I emphasise the role engineers play as profound agents in the formalisation of new technologies.

I argue that alternative imaginative voices should initiate a discourse that is not constrained by what is technically possible, but by imagining what is socially desirable.

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tech, climate + feminism / data + society / prev. co-founder of MOTIF Institute / @KatrinFritsch

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Katrin Fritsch

Katrin Fritsch

tech, climate + feminism / data + society / prev. co-founder of MOTIF Institute / @KatrinFritsch