The Epistemology of Algorithms

Posted:
16 Sep 2020
Authors:
Derrick de Kerckhove, CEO & Scientific Director for MediaDuemila and Osservatorio TuttiMedia
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All human communications, not to mention those of all primates, most vertebrates, and even insects have been mediated by the production of meaning, from mere utterances to the most evolved media. Algorithms produce meaning too, but they achieve it through a process that doesn’t require an understanding (e.g. Google Translate needs no background information and doesn't always make sense). Hence, humans are unable to influence systematically produced algorithms. This fact may present a challenge to epistemology in matters of decision-making, robotics, symbiotic autonomous systems, and ethics.

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