Chapter 3 Artificial Intelligence Socio-Technical Infrastructures (AISTIs)
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and it is nowhere, because what do we actually mean when we talk about AI? Is it a sophisticated improvement of our outdated human software? Is it a sci-fi scenario where an out-of-human-control machine out-competes humankind? Or is it a commercial trade secret? Words are very powerful and, as abstract as they might seem sometimes, they actually have real consequences. Real laws are implemented based on the particularities of language; real business decisions are made; and real people’s lives are affected by the specific use of words and the worlds they portray. Evidently, the way we talk about AI defines what we think we can do with it and ask from it. In chapter 3, we examine the history and special characteristics of BDSTIs with AI capabilities, what I also refer to as AISTIs, their ethical implications, and the ethical theories that address these implications. The core objective of is to narrow down the data ethics of power considerations specific to AISTIs.

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