When technology learns to speak

Artificial communication as a cultural challenge for mediatized societies

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.30.3.23

Keywords:

artificial intelligence, artificial communication, hermeneutics, social theory

Abstract

We are at the dawn of an era of communicating technology. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant system has entered millions of private households, chatbots have become a standard application in customer service, and the use of algorithms to generate texts has been integrated into the practice of professional publishing. Communicating machines reveal controversial interpretations of autonomy, creativity, complexity, and opacity of humans and machines. The article argues that artificial communication represents a cultural challenge for mediatized societies that reflexive technology assessment should address hermeneutically.

Published

20.12.2021

How to Cite

1.
Dickel S. When technology learns to speak: Artificial communication as a cultural challenge for mediatized societies. TATuP [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 20 [cited 2022 Jan. 27];30(3):23-9. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6927