Elena Esposito - Future and uncertainty in the digital society

Part of the lecture series "Making Sense of the digital Society"

von: Elena Esposito

Issues such as AI are becoming increasingly important to our society. How should it be handled in the future? The Professor Elena Esposito studies problems of time in social systems, including memory and forgetting, fashion and transience, probability calculus, fiction, and the use of time in finance. Her current research focuses on the possibility and forms of forgetting on the web, on a sociology of algorithms and on the proliferation of rankings and ratings for the management of information.


What does prediction by algorithms and AI mean? Organisations and administrations are collecting and storing massive amounts of data in order to detect patterns in the present and generate expected scenarios of the future. How do algorithms and AI help us in coping with increasing uncertainties and huge amounts of data – and at what price? What can we know, in turn, about these technological infrastructures of our society? How does AI shift our understanding and production of knowledge? And how do algorithmic forecasts affect our relationship with the future?

00:00:30 Opening ModerationJeanette Hofmann
00:04:20 Tobi Müller – Moderator
00:11:20 Elena Esposito
00:57:50 Discussion Esposito/ Müller
01:29:22 Moderated conversation and questions from the Audience

Der Vortrag wurde simultan übersetzt. Das Video mit der deutschen Tonspur finden Sie hier.
The lecture was translated simultaneously into German. Please find the German video here.

Weitere Informationen

  • Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft (HIIG)

  • Jeanette Hofmann (HIIG)

  • Tobi Müller (Moderator)

  • Elena Esposito

  • Produktion: 12.03.2018

  • Spieldauer: 1:56:49

  • hrsg. von: bpb, HIIG

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