A Cybernetic Conception of Intelligence

6 Jun , 2020  

Abstract: This essay proposes a cybernetic conception of the human body and uses the System Theory to offer a perspective of the body as a sympoietic system. A sympoietic system develops itself through interactions with other systems. The body is constantly in relation with objects, technological devices, machines, institutions, etc., ...

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Working, Working Together, and Networking during the Web-Hype of the ‘Corona Crisis’

4 Apr , 2020  

In a critical moment in which entire populations are forced to avoid any potential exposure to contagion by pursuing isolated lives in online-only mode, the conditions of work are more uncertain than ever. Magdalena Taube and Krystian Woznicki take this uncertainty as a starting point to inquire what we can ...

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Analog Hall of Fame: Scale

10 Jan , 2020  

I said before that no one has yet patented a Meaning Machine. While that’s true in the abstract, I want to talk about the two most common ways to hack around the problem. First is labor and second is scale.

k-means clustering of random data points

Meaning is the “hard problem” ...

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The radical indifference of Facebook & Co is deeply inscribed in capital

9 Nov , 2019  

In her book Das Zeitalter des Überwachungskapitalismus Shosana Zuboff describes Facebook & Co as the masters of radical indifference. A new accumulation logic emerges in which the surveillance capital extracts human behavior and its seemingly useless surpluses, that is, absorbs data combined with other data to feed intelligent machines and ...

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Inhuman Power / Review (4)

5 Aug , 2019  

Wenn es um die langfristigen Tendenzen der AI geht, werden die Autoren in ihren Bewertungen vorsichtig, wobei durchaus ein Kapitalismus ohne Menschen vorstellbar ist, andererseits ist es auch denkbar, dass intelligente maschinelle Netze ihren Input und Output autonom darstellen und zudem fähig sind, das Kalkulationsproblem zu lösen und demokratische Planungsprozesse ...

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Inhuman Power / (3)

4 Aug , 2019  

Um die Effekte der AI automatisierten sozialen Fabrik zu erklären, greifen die Autoren auf Bernard Stiegler zurück, der den Begriff »Grammatization« eingeführt hat, unter dem er einen Prozess versteht, durch den unsere Existenz diskret gemacht wird. Die Transformation des Sprechens in das Alphabet ist ein frühes Beispiel dieses Prozesses, jedoch ...

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Perfect Machines: Artificial Intelligence and the Labour Theory of Value

3 Aug , 2019  

Paper presented at “Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today. On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Capital”, Hofstra University, April 6-7, 2017.

“Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.”
– Frederic ...

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Inhuman Power / Review (1)

31 Jul , 2019  

Das Autorenteam Dyer-Whiteford, Kjösen, Steinhoff hat mit Inhuman Power ein verdienstvolles Buch zur AI (Artificial Intelligence; AI) aus marxistischer Sicht vorgelegt. AI definieren die Autoren als die Fähigkeit in einem bestimmten Zeitraum angemessene Generalisierungen auf Grundlage von limitierten Daten zu machen. Je weiter der Spielraum für Applikationen ist und je ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

The Politics of AI-driven Financialization (Interview with Max Haiven)

30 Okt , 2018  

Rethinking agency in an AI-driven world – as the AMBIENT REVOLTS conference is trying to do – the critic Krystian Woznicki interviews social thinker Max Haiven about seminal notions of agency under AI-driven financialization.

Krystian Woznicki: As you repeatedly point out in your book “Art after Money, Money after ...

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The Automatic Society: Technics, Memory, and Capitalism

28 Mrz , 2018  

In the past few years both the political Left and Right of the current global machine, the “Establishment” now dictates who will be included or excluded from their dominion. Whatever the hell that is? Ah, yes, it always comes down to this bugaboo… the “System” – a sort of Death ...

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