Artificial Communication? The Production of Contingency by Algorithms

  title={Artificial Communication? The Production of Contingency by Algorithms},
  author={Elena Esposito},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Soziologie},
  pages={249 - 265}
  • E. Esposito
  • Published 28 August 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie
Abstract Discourse about smart algorithms and digital social agents still refers primarily to the construction of artificial intelligence that reproduces the faculties of individuals. Recent developments, however, show that algorithms are more efficient when they abandon this goal and try instead to reproduce the ability to communicate. Algorithms that do not “think” like people can affect the ability to obtain and process information in society. Referring to the concept of communication in… Expand
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