Special issue - Artificial Minds and Society

2021-06-28

TECHNO REVIEW
International Technology, Science and Society Review
Revista Internacional de Tecnología, Ciencia y Sociedad

Title: Artificial Minds and Society

Description:

Human beings and artificial systems are already interacting socially in countless sectors of society, and the trend is to become even more pronounced in the future, reaching broad and strategic social spheres of society, enhancing industry, but also causing crises and disruptions, in all orders of things. If, on the one hand, humans, while interacting with other humans, observe an infinity of rules and codes of social conduct that are complex and intrinsic to culture in the relationships of co-presence; and if, on the other hand, machines and systems of machines endowed with artificial intelligence operate systematically among themselves, governed by other types of codes and rules, such as the algorithmic and the cybernetic-informational, the pressing question is: how will the social structuring between human and artificial intelligences take place in matters of social exchange? Or even, in case of crises and accidents, who should be held accountable?

All this becomes even more urgent if we take into account the possibility, already announced by specialists, of the creation of superintelligences or, more simply, a GAI (General Artificial Intelligence) capable of equaling or surpassing the human. This type of intelligence, although hypothetical, points towards a context of profound social restructuring, a reordering of production chains, but also a resignification of the ontological status of the living being, covering questions about what it means to be a human being or a machine, and it is this difference between the two, which diminishes every day, the one that lays the foundations of all this problematization of minds and machines.

The fact is that organic and inorganic systems are already related and structured in everyday social life, to a greater or lesser degree of intelligent reciprocity. Thus, it is already possible to perceive some axiological-based structural problems in these new relationships, and many professionals have to deal with them on a day-to-day basis, as is the case, for example, of law enforcement officials. The consequences are also felt in the workplace, since artificial systems replace human beings in jobs in various sectors, and some specialists even predict technological unemployment. Sex robots and robot brothels are also now a reality and have been sparking heated debates, not just of philosophical and sociological nature, but moral and legal as well.

TECHNO Review welcomes articles that critically reflect on the issues addressed here or similar ones. The deep reflection on these topics requires transdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

Topics:

  • AI, Ethics, Anthropology, Sociology and Philosophy of Technology
  • AI, Regulation, Law, Justice, Privacy
  • AI, Big Data, Security, Defense, Geopolitics, Governance, Democracy
  • AI, Internet, Multinationals, Trade, Globalisation
  • AI, Industrial Production 4.0, Technological Unemployment, Social Movilisation
  • AI, Infancy, Education, Collaborative Learning
  • AI, Art, Cyberculture, Image, Audiovisual

Accepted languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Submission deadline: 30 April 2022.

Communication of rejection/acceptance deadline: 31 May 2022.

Date of publication: 31 July 2022.

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