A Critical Understanding of Artificial Intelligence: A Phenomenological Foundation

The Limits of Artificial Intelligence and the Public

Author(s): Algis Mickunas and Joseph Pilotta

Pp: 185-205 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815123401123010012

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Contrasting the phenomenological perspective with that presented by Enlightenment thinking and its particular valuative structure, Chapter 10 delineates some of the often-overlooked, negative effects of artificial intelligence on the general populace. We review a variety of philosophical perspectives that treat the underpinnings of Enlightenment thinking, leading to a discussion of the legitimation crisis and its negative effects on democracy. The discussion then turns to a detailed discussion of the practical and theoretical implications of apprehending time from a phenomenological perspective as related to artificial intelligence. The final section of the chapter is devoted to a critique of artificial intelligence, highlighting the significance of instrumental reason and the notion of “progress”, and focusing on the discursive power inherent in inventions that leverage AI.

Keywords: Contingency, Enlightenment, Horizon, Instrumentality, Logic, Legitimation Crisis, Public, Things, Understanding

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