Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine / Edition 1

Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine / Edition 1

by Alison Adam
     
 

ISBN-10: 041512963X

ISBN-13: 9780415129633

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Artificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature of

Overview

Artificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature of knowledge, rationality and language, are bound to make a significant and powerful contribution to AI studies.
Drawing from theories by Donna Haraway and Sherry Turkle, and using tools of feminist epistemology, Adam provides a sustained critique of AI which interestingly re-enforces many of the traditional criticisms of the AI project. Artificial Knowing is an esential read for those interested in gender studies, science and technology studies, and philosophical debates in AI.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415129633
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Feminist Resources

2. AI in Context

3. The Knowing Subject in AI

4. Knowledge, Language and Rationality in AI

5. Embodiment and Situatedness: The Artificial Life Alternative

6. Feminist AI

Projects and Cyberfutures

(Lucy Suchman, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center)

those interested in the 'AI debate' which has for so long been notable for its lack of a feminist voice. Wendy Faulkner, University of Edinburgh

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