Italiano [English below]

 

Ho avuto il privilegio di far parte del gruppo di lavoro che ha realizzato HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence, libro digitale della Commissione Europea sulle relazioni tra Intelligenza Artificiale e humanities. Il testo, liberamente scaricabile, è destinato in primo luogo alla politica, in particolare a quella europea che deve legiferare e investire economicamente su questo settore – sul quale stanno già investendo massicciamente Stati Uniti e Cina. In genere le voci che vengono ascoltate in questi frangenti sono quasi sempre solo quelle tecnologiche e scientifiche, nonostante che l’Intelligenza Artificiale nelle sue molteplici applicazioni abbia delle ricadute importanti in numerosi campi del lavoro e del sociale, tocchi innumerevoli aspetti della vita quotidiana. Anche per questi motivi mi pare degno di rilievo il fatto che, prima delle decisioni e degli investimenti, la Commissione Europea abbia voluto ascoltare anche il parere delle humanities, finanziandolo e divulgandolo.

L’eBook, a cura di Freddy Paul Grunert (co-editors Jutta Thielen-del Pozo, Massimo Craglia e Emilia Gómez), contiene 45 contributi di autori di varia provenienza. Ho partecipato a questo progetto nella triplice veste di reviewer (insieme a Josephine Bosma, Derrick de Kerckhove e Warren Neidich), di autore con un mio testo, e di editore, dato che la Commissione Europea, e in particolare il Centre for Advanced Studies dei Joint Research Centres, ha scelto Noema – il progetto derivato Noema Media & Publishing – per pubblicare il volume. L’eBook è rilasciato in licenza Gold Open Access, ed è liberamente scaricabile da qui:

HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

Oltre che su Noema, l’eBook figura anche nel database della Commissione Europea e nel sito dell’International Society for Digital Earth:

http://digitalearth-isde.org/list-41-1.html

Come recita l’abstract:

The transversal character of artificial intelligence and the related social, economic, ethical, legal and cultural impacts call for interdisciplinary discussions that go beyond the purely technological angle. This is the focus of the present book, to present the result of interdisciplinary discussions on artificial intelligence and humanity carried out at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. The manuscript presents a collection of thoughts on the topic from different angles and disciplines: from emotions to creativity, from feminism to the environment. Many of the topics discussed in this book are central to the European policy frameworks addressing both the development and use of AI and the production, sharing, and use of data that is underpinning many AI developments. The book reflects the joint reflection of artists, historians, sociologists, scientists and computer scientists to rediscover what Ties us Humans together (hence the title) over what divides us. We believe the contributions included in this book are an important first step in this collective endeavour.

I Joint Research Centres (JRC) della Commissione Europea sono sei (Bruxelles, Geel, Karlsruhe, Petten, Siviglia e Ispra) e svolgono un servizio indipendente di ricerca e conoscenza fornendo informazioni e strumenti su cui si basa la politica dell’Unione, su argomenti che vanno dall’energia alla sostenibilità, dalla sicurezza informatica a quella alimentare, dai nuovi materiali all’ambiente, dalle questioni demografiche all’innovazione e all’economia…
In particolare il Joint Research Centre di Ispra, in Italia, il terzo per dimensione, ha attivato da qualche anno il progetto SciArt (Science, Art, Society), che organizza, mediante dei bandi internazionali, delle collaborazioni tra artisti e scienziati i cui esiti convergono nelle mostre “Resonances”. Sostenendo questo laboratorio di ricerca e il progetto SciArt, la Commissione Europea dimostra di considerare fondamentale il ruolo e il contributo dell’arte per quanto riguarda l’impatto sociale, gli aspetti legislativi ed etici, le possibilità di generare innovazione e gli investimenti economici inerenti alle tecnologie e alle discipline scientifiche.

Link

https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-sites-across-europe/jrc-ispra-italy_en
https://resonances.jrc.ec.europa.euhttps://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/open-day/resonances-iii-festival
https://noemalab.eu/ideas/artscience-and-the-new-european-bauhaus/

 

Edited by Freddy Paul Grunert

Co-editors Max Craglia, Emilia Gómez, Jutta Thielen-del Pozo

Reviewers Josephine Bosma, Pier Luigi Capucci, Derrick de Kerckhove, Warren Neidich

© 2022 European Union

ISBN: 978-88-943827-2-3

Publication released under Gold Open Access

Layout Giorgio Cipolletta

Graphics: Algorithmic composition by Noema Graphics Group

 

 

English

 

I had the honour of being a member of the group that created HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence, the European Commission’s eBook on the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and humanities. The primary target of the text, freely downloadable, is policy, in particular European policy, which will soon be called upon to legislate and invest economically in the A.I. sector – where United States and China are already heavily investing. Normally in these situations the perspectives considered are quite only the technological and the scientific ones, although Artificial Intelligence, in its many applications, can have a huge impact on numerous works and social fields, investing countless aspects of daily life. For these reasons, I think it is of great relevance that, before any decisions and investments, the European Commission wants to listen to the opinion of the humanities, financing and disseminating this project.

The eBook, edited by Freddy Paul Grunert (co-editors Jutta Thielen-del Pozo, Massimo Craglia and Emilia Gómez), contains 45 texts by authors from various backgrounds, and I participated in this project as a reviewer (Josephine Bosma, Derrick de Kerckhove and Warren Neidich), as an author, with a text of mine, and as the publisher, since the European Commission, and in particular the Centre for Advanced Studies of the Joint Research Centres, has chosen Noema – the side project Noema Media & Publishing – to publish the volume. The eBook is released under Gold Open Access license, and is freely downloadable from here:

HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

In addition to Noema, the eBook also appears in the database of the European Commission and on the website of the International Society for Digital Earth:

http://digitalearth-isde.org/list-41-1.html

As the abstract reports:

The transversal character of artificial intelligence and the related social, economic, ethical, legal and cultural impacts call for interdisciplinary discussions that go beyond the purely technological angle. This is the focus of the present book, to present the result of interdisciplinary discussions on artificial intelligence and humanity carried out at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. The manuscript presents a collection of thoughts on the topic from different angles and disciplines: from emotions to creativity, from feminism to the environment. Many of the topics discussed in this book are central to the European policy frameworks addressing both the development and use of AI and the production, sharing, and use of data that is underpinning many AI developments. The book reflects the joint reflection of artists, historians, sociologists, scientists and computer scientists to rediscover what Ties us Humans together (hence the title) over what divides us. We believe the contributions included in this book are an important first step in this collective endeavour.

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centers (JRCs) are six (Brussels, Geel, Karlsruhe, Petten, Seville and Ispra) and carry out an independent research and knowledge service providing information and tools on which the EU policy is based, on topics ranging from energy to sustainability, from cyber security to food, from new materials to the environment, from demographic issues to innovation and economy…
In particular, the Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, the third in size, a few years ago has activated the SciArt (Science, Art, Society) project, which organizes, through international calls, collaborations between artists and scientists whose results converge in the “Resonances” exhibitions. By supporting this research laboratory and the SciArt project, the European Commission considers the role and contribution of art to be fundamental in terms of social impact, legislative and ethical aspects, possibilities of generating innovation and economic investments inherent in technologies and in scientific disciplines.

Link

https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-sites-across-europe/jrc-ispra-italy_en
https://resonances.jrc.ec.europa.euhttps://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/open-day/resonances-iii-festival
https://noemalab.eu/ideas/artscience-and-the-new-european-bauhaus/