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Open, with David Gray Widder

Ep. 26

While efforts to make “AI” more “open” have gained momentum lately, it seems like both concepts are worth scrutinizing and historicizing so that we can better understand how these marketing terms become a focus (and distraction), as material conditions are downplayed. With David Gray Widder, we discuss where “ethics” are located and how “AI” workers of all kinds imagine responsibility to be someone else’s problem, or somewhere else down the chain. Recorded Sept 12, 2023. Released Oct 23, 2023.

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