Meeting KI-Postdocs: 'The Tracking of Digital Footprints'

Full Title: "Extended Mindreading and the Tracking of Digital Footprints" (Dr. Uwe Peters) There has been much philosophical and empirical research on mindreading, our ability to attribute mental states to people to explain, predict, or influence their actions. It is commonly assumed that mindreading is situated within an individual’s head. Here I challenge this assumption by relating it to Clark and Chalmers’ hypothesis of extended cognition, the view that the physical realizers of cognition can include artefacts outside the body. I argue that if we endorse common conditions for extended cognition, then there is reason to believe that people’s mindreading is often partly realized by (vs. merely causally coupled to) artefacts, specifically, computer algorithms on the Internet that track our digital footprints to infer our preferences, interests, etc. from them to personalize websites.
Time
Monday, 14.06.2021 10:00 - 11:45
Topic
Digitalization/AI, Ethics
Target groups

Researchers

Languages
English
Location
Online on Zoom
Room
https://uni-bonn.zoom.us/j/93191701586?pwd=a2IrdVpTNjJCSzJReHVSVzBNNDFkUT09 ID: 931 9170 1586 Password: 267881
Reservation
No
Organizer
TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies; Center for Science and Thought
Contact

Dr. Charlotte Gauvry

cgauvry@uni-bonn.de

+49 171 33 160 47

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