Deceitful Media

Artificial Intelligence and Social Life After the Turing Test Simone Natale. MEDIA Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test SIMONE NATALE Deceitful Media Deceitful Media Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after.

Author: Simone Natale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190080365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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"Since its inception, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been nurtured by the dream - cherished by some scientists while dismissed as unrealistic by others - that it will lead to forms of intelligence similar or alternative to human life. However, AI might be more accurately described as a range of technologies providing a convincing illusion of intelligence - in other words, not much the creation of intelligent beings, but rather of technologies that are perceived by humans as such. Deceitful Media argues that AI resides also and especially in the perception of human users. Exploring the history of AI from its origins in the Turing Test to contemporary AI voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri, Simone Natale demonstrates that our tendency to project humanity into things shapes the very functioning and implications of AI. He argues for a recalibration of the relationship between deception and AI that helps recognize and critically question how computing technologies mobilize specific aspects of users' perception and psychology in order to create what we call "AI." Introducing the concept of "banal deception," which describes deceptive mechanisms and practices that are embedded in AI, the book shows that deception is as central to AI's functioning as the circuits, software, and data that make it run. Delving into the relationship between AI and deception, Deceitful Media thus reformulates the debate on AI on the basis of a new assumption: that what machines are changing is primarily us, humans. If 'intelligent' machines might one day revolutionize life, the book provocatively suggests, they are already transforming how we understand and carry out social interactions"--

The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era

editorials, commentaries) are used to construct a discursive glonacal media heuris- tic (State, Left, Right) (Marginson and Rhoades 2002) surrounding the issue of protest – as an embattled First Amendment freedom in the USA.

Author: Alison MacKenzie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030721541

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This edited book collection offers strong theoretical and philosophical insight into how digital platforms and their constituent algorithms interact with belief systems to achieve deception, and how related vices such as lies, bullshit, misinformation, disinformation, and ignorance contribute to deception. This inter-disciplinary collection explores how we can better understand and respond to these problematic practices. The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era: Dupery by Design will be of interest to anyone concerned with deception in a ‘postdigital’ era including fake news, and propaganda online. The election of populist governments across the world has raised concerns that fake news in online platforms is undermining the legitimacy of the press, the democratic process, and the authority of sources such as science, the social sciences and qualified experts. The global reach of Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms has shown that they can be used to create and spread fake and misleading news quickly and without control. These platforms operate and thrive in an increasingly balkanised media eco-system where networks of users will predominantly access and consume information that conforms to their existing worldviews. Conflicting positions, even if relevant and authoritative, are suppressed, or overlooked in everyday digital information consumption. Digital platforms have contributed to the prolific spread of false information, enabled ignorance in online news consumers, and fostered confusion over determining fact from fiction. The collection explores: Deception, what it is, and how its proliferation is achieved in online platforms. Truth and the appearance of truth, and the role digital technologies play in pretending to represent truth. How we can counter these vices to protect ourselves and our institutions from their potentially baneful effects. Chapter 15 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Theology and Technology Volume 1

Deceitful Media: Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. Rahner, Karl. Theological Investigations IX: Writings of 1965–67. Translated by Graham Harrison.

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666790696

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Originally published nearly forty years ago as a spiritual successor to Carl Mitcham and Robert Mackey’s Philosophy and Technology, the essays collected in the two volumes of Theology and Technology span an array of theological attitudes and perspectives providing sufficient material for careful reflection and engagement. The first volume offers five general attitudes toward technology based off of H. Richard Niebuhr’s five ideal types in Christ and Culture. The second volume includes biblical, historical, and modern theological engagements with the place of technology in the Christian life. This ecumenical collection ranges from authors who enthusiastically support technological development to those cynical of technique and engages the Christian tradition from the church fathers to recent theologians like Bernard Lonergan and Jacques Ellul. Taken together, these essays, some reproductions of earlier work and others original for this project, provide any student of theology a fitting entrée into considering the place of technology in the realm of the sacred.

Abstractions and Embodiments

Simone Natale, Deceitful Media: Artificial Intelligence and Social Life after the Turing Test (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021). 5. Alan Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014). 6.

Author: Janet Abbate

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421444376

Category: Computers

Page: 473

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"This anthology of original historical essays examines how social relations are enacted in and through computing using the twin frameworks of abstraction and embodiment. The book highlights a wide range of understudied contexts and experiences, such as computing and disability, working mothers as technical innovators, race and community formation, and gaming behind the Iron Curtain"--

Traitors Beyond Insanity

And there had been a lot of bad publicity in the media about Althonat Global. He feared for Martina. ... They had gone into high-drive, pumping the deceitful media with further untruths to cover their deception and blindfold the masses.

Author: MM Justine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728382111

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Althonat Global’s, CEO, Dr Martina Strömstedt Edgren discovers a group of corrupt politicians and businessmen have hired a mad scientist to perform grotesque and inhumane experiments on unwilling human test subjects in a bid to push for new controversial regulations in the national healthcare system. At the onset of the controversy, Martina staked her life to save humanity. The battle turns personal, threatening her family. As these foes continue to harass and spy on Martina, she does the same to them, steadily collecting the evidence she needs to expose their misdeeds, including corporate espionage, illegal experimentation, human trafficking and even murder. She discovers a troubling link between a member of the group and her late father. The link leads her to China in a frightful bid to take control of a rival company. In China, the pharmaceutical war turns vicious. Martina is kidnapped. Will Martina save herself? Find out in Traitors Beyond Insanity.

The Politics of Deceit

Knowledge of the manipulative power of the media is not enough. The media-savvy are just as susceptible to deception as those with no knowledge of the media's technical grammar. Deep structural changes are not likely.

Author: Glenn Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471686101

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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A compelling indictment of the Bush Administration's cynical, anti-democratic manipulation of the media In this devastating analysis of American politics today, a former Democratic campaign advisor pulls back the curtain on the pervasive political manipulation of the media-and reveals just how fragile our democracy is. From political ads and talk shows to mainstream media reporting, Glenn Smith shows how American political discourse is now dominated by carefully scripted images and rhetoric-most of which benefit the Republicans and their corporate allies. The result is public apathy toward politics-and a real threat to American freedom. To reclaim our nation, Smith argues, we must revitalize politics at the grassroots level-and liberals must realize that religion and spirituality are not antithetical to a progressive agenda. For anyone troubled by manipulative political advertising, self-aggrandizing celebrity pundits, and the undiminished role of money in politics, this necessary book lays out the full scope of the problem-and points the way toward solutions. Glenn Smith (Austin, TX), a former journalist and political consultant, managed's Defending Democracy Campaign. He is currently managing, a spin-off of MoveOn, and a consultant to the Rockridge Institute, a progressive think tank.

Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies

And the signs, symbols, images, and representations with which humans conceive and communicate the world became ambivalent and potentially deceitful media, divorced from the things they claimed to point to. In order to approach truth ...

Author: David Nirenberg

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

ISBN: 9781611687798

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Through most of Western European history, Jews have been a numerically tiny or entirely absent minority, but across that history Europeans have nonetheless worried a great deal about Judaism. Why should that be so? This short but powerfully argued book suggests that Christian anxieties about their own transcendent ideals made Judaism an important tool for Christianity, as an apocalyptic religionÑcharacterized by prizing soul over flesh, the spiritual over the literal, the heavenly over the physical worldÑcame to terms with the inescapable importance of body, language, and material things in this world. Nirenberg shows how turning the Jew into a personification of worldly over spiritual concerns, surface over inner meaning, allowed cultures inclined toward transcendence to understand even their most materialistic practices as spiritual. Focusing on art, poetry, and politicsÑthree activities especially condemned as worldly in early Christian cultureÑhe reveals how, over the past two thousand years, these activities nevertheless expanded the potential for their own existence within Christian culture because they were used to represent Judaism. Nirenberg draws on an astonishingly diverse collection of poets, painters, preachers, philosophers, and politicians to reconstruct the roles played by representations of Jewish ÒenemiesÓ in the creation of Western art, culture, and politics, from the ancient world to the present day. This erudite and tightly argued survey of the ways in which Christian cultures have created themselves by thinking about Judaism will appeal to the broadest range of scholars of religion, art, literature, political theory, media theory, and the history of Western civilization more generally.

The English monarchy and its revolutions

SO written to serve a turn : a showman's booth , in which the whole past is exhibited in false lights and displayed through deceitful media , religious , political , and economic : monstrously distorted and wrenched awry to square with ...

Author: Francis William Bain


ISBN: BSB:BSB11576013

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

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Creating a World Without Poverty

A company that does nothing to help the environment may create an image as a champion of green business through a clever and deceitful media campaign, thereby misleading innocent investors who may remain in the dark.

Author: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781586486266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus' groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business -- business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.