(re)programming | Ep. #5: AI [w/ Kate Crawford]
Better Machines for Better Humans
Kate Crawford is a leading scholar on the social implications of artificial intelligence. Her book ATLAS OF AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence is the culmination of a five-year-long research into materiality of AI. Far from being immaterial, AI is made of flesh, sweat and fossil fuels, and is not neutral. Also, AI stands as one of the most concentrated industries of the world, with only five or six companies holding the pipelines of the data, designed to serve the capital, or for policing and for military purposes. Acquainting this is essential to resistance and change, because it’s by abstracting away the processes through which AI is made that the actual modes of production can persist. However, no political situation lasts forever and no technology is invulnerable: these planetary computational systems can be decentralised and become useful to humans and the planet.
Guests: Sanela Jahić, intermedia artist; Lenart J. Kučić, journalist and podcaster; Nika Mahnič, researcher of the digital condition(ality).
Host: Marta Peirano
Guest: Kate Crawford
Editing, Audio Mix and Music: Gašper Torkar
(re)programming podcast series
Produced by Janez Fakin Janša and Marcela Okretič
for Tactics&Practice #10: (re)programming
Project coordinator: Sonja Grdina
Aksioma | Institute for Contemporary Art
The project konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art was chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.