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Can Artificial Intelligence(A.I.) be a Subjective Being for Ethics?: From a Lens of Posthumanism

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2022, 12(1), pp.243-277
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2022.12.1.243
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : February 7, 2022
  • Accepted : February 17, 2022
  • Published : March 31, 2022

Park, Hyu-Yong 1

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ABSTRACT

Due to the sheer development of artificial intelligence (henceforth, A.I.) algorithm, diverse A.I. machines pave their way into the deep levels of human lives. Under these circumstances, this paper discussed what the ethical principles and criteria of A.I. should be with a lens of posthumanism. To address this theme, this paper focused on the following concrete research questions: First, what onto-epistemological and ethical perspectives does posthumanism have? Second, what can the specific theories of posthumanism deal with the issues of A.I. ethics and what are the characteristics of A.I. as the ethical subject? Third, what ethical paradigm is required under the milieu of advanced capitalism that stimulates the spread of A.I. machines? To concentrate on the third question, this paper gave the example of the dilemma of autonomous driving vehicles by juxtaposing the properties of advanced capitalism and the judgment of critical posthumanism on it. The core argument of this paper is that A.I. could be an ethical subject and, thus, A.I. ethics should be discussed with the theories of posthumanism (e.g., eco-feminism, object oriented ontology, non-representative theory, etc.). This paper’s arguments may give some theoretical insights on the issues of A.I. ethics.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.