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DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 4, Issue 1 | © transcript 2018 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2018-0110 The Coming Political Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Benjamin Gregg Abstract Intelligence is the human being’s most striking feature. There is no consensually held scientific understanding of intelligence. The term is no less indeterminate in the sphere of artificial intelligence. Defini- tions are fluid in both cases. But technical applications and biotech- nical developments do not wait for scientific clarity and definitional precision. The near future

Mode, Geschlecht und Schwarzsein in den USA, 1943-1975

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 1, Issue 1 | © transcript 2015 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2015-0114 Information Politics Tim Jordan in Conversation with Karin Wenz The following interview took place in May 2015 in London during a meeting of Tim Jordan with Karin Wenz. In contrast to the first interview in this volume, the interview had been done in a face-to-face setting, which is reflected in its less formal style. Tim Jordan is Head of School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. Tim has published on social movements and

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DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 4, Issue 1 | © transcript 2018 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2018-0111 On the Media-political Dimension of Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning as a Black Box and OpenAI Andreas Sudmann Abstract The essay critically investigates the media-political dimension of modern AI technology. Rather than examining the political aspects of certain AI-driven applications, the main focus of the paper is centred around the political implications of AI’s technological infrastructure, especially with regard to the machine learning approach that

Benjamin, Kracauer, Kluge

7. Seeing as a Political Resource in Visual Culture Studies Visual culture studies has become a sprawling field. Every conceivable disci- pline is now making links to visual culture, from art history to art education, film, media and theatre studies, literary theory, and the other usual suspects, through to anthropology, history, sociology, theology, jurisprudence, theol- ogy and even computer science, neurobiology, medicine, and other natural sciences. In 2006, Marquard Smith remarked: “the huge number of books [about visual culture] tells us that the phrase