2020, Thu, Jan 16

#3 Coding

With Sarah Sharma, Felix Stalder

Surveyor, Color Pencil, Archival Pigment Prints 2013 | © Rohini Devasher

Surveyor, Color Pencil, Archival Pigment Prints 2013 | © Rohini Devasher

Day 1 | Day 2 & 3

Are the metaphors of intelligence, learning and language used in association with AI applications really suitable? Can linguistic iterations based on training sets be applied to create infrastructures in which humans as thinking and speaking beings will have to live? Certain fundamental concerns repeat themselves: the absence of intelligent data and issues concerning the acquisition of data at scale; concerns of privacy, security and the lack of formal regulations around anonymization of data. In order to constructively work towards ethical global and national AI based futures, a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach towards such sustainable development in public and private industries is crucial.

For this public program, cultural theorists Sarah Sharma and Felix Stalder will deal with questions concerning data processing and privacy, security and digital infrastructure in times of globalization. India as one of the largest “digital economies” is at a crossroads between state control of digital infrastructures and sustainable, socially shared digital economies—two lines of development worth investigating more closely.

Day 1 | Day 2 & 3

In cooperation with Goethe-Institut New Delhi