AUTONOMY AND AUTOMATION - FREEDOM/LABOUR/AI: Future Shock Trauma Clinic

29 November 2017
WORKPLACE GATESHEAD FREE 18:00 - 21:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/156177658450422/

What consequences will current and future developments in Artificial Intelligence have on our society and the way we live our lives? This is a question that many researchers and thinkers are currently grappling with, and answers to it are slowly starting to filter into public discourse in the form of political debates about the economic effects of increasing automation. This is very welcome, but it is important to recognise that these developments are not only challenging existing industrial formations, but also deeper cultural assumptions about what work is, and who does it. The aim of this talk is to show how we can frame these issues in terms of certain traditional philosophical concerns about freedom, and thereby to potential social and personal changes in terms of the contrast between the autonomous and the automatic.

FSTC and WORKPLACE are thrilled to present this talk and conversation with Peter Wolfendale, philosopher and author of 'Object-Oriented Philosophy - The Noumenon’s New Clothes'