Gender and the Thinking Machine
By (author) Alison Adam
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Artificial Knowing by Alison Adam
Book DescriptionArtificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature of knowledge, rationality and language, are bound to make a significant and powerful contribution to AI studies. Drawing from theories by Donna Haraway and Sherry Turkle, and using tools of feminist epistemology, Adam provides a sustained critique of AI which interestingly re-enforces many of the traditional criticisms of the AI project. Artificial Knowing is an esential read for those interested in gender studies, science and technology studies, and philosophical debates in AI.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415129633
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alison Adam
Gender, Ethics and Information Technology, Hardback (March 2005)
This book brings feminist philosophy, in the shape of feminist ethics, politics and legal theory, to an analysis of computer ethics problems including hacking, privacy, surveillance, cyberstalking and internet dating. Adam claims that these issues cannot be properly understood unless we see them as problems relating to gender.
Virtual Gender, Paperback (March 2001)
In this book, eighteen contributors look at the way gender is inscribed and reproduced by and through information and communication technologies.
Artificial Knowing, Hardback (January 1998)» View all books by Alison Adam
Drawing from theories by Donna Haraway and Sherry Turkle, and using tools of feminist epistemology, Adam provides a sustained critique of AI.
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Author Biography - Alison Adam
Alison Adam is a lecturer in Computation at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. She also worked as a technical consultant and a systems analyst.
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