The course gives a short introduction to the so-called intelligent technologies from the semiotic and humanities perspective.
How do we conceptualise ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) in culture?
How does fiction affect our knowledge of the world?
What kind of possibilities and problems do intelligent technologies create for our societies?
Where does the desire to ‘create machine life’ originate from?
During a week of lectures, seminars and group work sessions, we will look for answers to these questions. The course is open to students from diverse backgrounds.
Auli Viidalepp, PhD student
After completing this course, students will:
– have an overview of key meanings and objects associated with the concept of AI;
– be familiar with the historical and cultural roots of automated technologies and human-machine comparison;
– be aware of the key sociocultural mechanisms that contribute to our interpretations of AI;
– have an understanding of how concepts and meanings circulate in culture;
– have tools for critically reading and analysing the discourses on AI and technology.
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