Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine

Artificial Knowing: Gender and the Thinking Machine

by Alison Adam
     
 

In Artificial Knowing, Alison Adam boldly challenges the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world which prescribes the masculine as the norm and excludes other knowers and knowledge, specifically women. Adam fills a large gap in science and technology studies by showing us how gender is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. By locating feminist theory in… See more details below

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In Artificial Knowing, Alison Adam boldly challenges the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world which prescribes the masculine as the norm and excludes other knowers and knowledge, specifically women. Adam fills a large gap in science and technology studies by showing us how gender is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. By locating feminist theory in relation to science and technology studies, Adam argues that feminist epistemology, in its treatment of the knowing subject and the nature of knowledge, rationality and language, can make a serious contribution to and provide a richer critique of AI.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415129626
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/19/1998
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Feminist Resources11
2AI in Context34
3The Knowing Subject in AI69
4Knowledge, Language and Rationality in AI99
5Embodiment and Situatedness: The Artificial Life Alternative129
6Feminist AI Projects and Cyberfutures156
Notes182
Bibliography187
Index202

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