19 Uhr
Salon des ehem. Palais Dürckheim, Cranachstraße 47, Weimar

Exopistemology: On Knowing Without a Knower Vortrag von Steven Connor

The modern period is characterised by a vast formalisation and autonomisation of knowledge, in the forms of expertise and information. The coming of electronic forms of information technology is only the most recent stage of this. We may say that modern epistemopathy is taken up with the negotiation of the growing gap between personal knowledge, the knowledge embodied in subjects who know their knowing (or think they do) as consciousness, and the various forms of artificial intelligence, or knowledge that need not know itself. It is the gap between knowledge as existed, and exopistemology. In one sense, it is the tension between the -pathic and the -logical, the feeling of knowing, and knowing without feeling. But we are far from empty of feeling with regard to the idea of artificial Intelligence, or knowing without a knower. I will explore the different modes, from exhilaration and fascination to dread, in which artificial intelligence has been imagined.