Kate Crawford

Artificial Intelligence is Hard to See: Social & Ethical Impacts of AI

in Netzpolitik 12

The big con­cerns that I have about arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence are real­ly not about the Singularity, which frankly com­put­er sci­en­tists say is…if it’s pos­si­ble at all it’s hun­dreds of years away. I’m actu­al­ly much more inter­est­ed in the effects that we are see­ing of AI now.

Can an Algorithm Be Agonistic? Ten Scenes about Living in Calculated Publics

in The Relevance of Algorithms

This is why it mat­ters whether algo­rithms can be ago­nist, giv­en their roles in gov­er­nance. When the log­ic of algo­rithms is under­stood as auto­crat­ic, we’re going to feel pow­er­less and pan­icked because we can’t pos­si­bly inter­vene. If we assume that they’re delib­er­ate­ly demo­c­ra­t­ic, we’ll assume an Internet of equal agents, ratio­nal debate, and emerg­ing con­sen­sus posi­tions, which prob­a­bly doesn’t sound like the Internet that many of us actu­al­ly rec­og­nize.

No, Thank You: Agency, Imagination, and Possibilities for Rejecting World‐Changing Tech

in Art, Design, and the Future of Privacy

We’re try­ing to say it’s on you, it’s your respon­si­bil­i­ty, fig­ure this out, down­load this, under­stand end‐to‐end encryp­tion, when it’s a shared prob­lem and it’s a com­mu­nal prob­lem.