This issue shows: The meaning of AI has undergone drastic changes during the last 60 years of AI discourse(s). What we talk about when saying AI is not what it meant in 1958, when John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky and their colleagues started using the term. Biological information processing is now firmly embedded in commercial applications like the intelligent personal Google Assistant, Facebook's facial recognition algorithm, Deep Face, Amazon's device Alexa or Apple's software feature Siri to mention just a few.



Fuchs, Mathias; Reichert, Ramón

Introduction: Rethinking AI. Neural Networks, Biometrics and the New Artificial Intelligence

S. 5-13


I. Methodological and Conceptual Reflections

Manovich, Lev

Can We Think Without Categories?

S. 17-27

Apprich, Clemens

Secret Agents: A Psychoanalytic Critique of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

S. 29-44

Männistö-Funk, Tiina; Sihvonen, Tanja

Voices from the Uncanny Valley: How Robots and Artificial Intelligences Talk Back to Us

S. 45-64


II. Epistemologies and Media Genealogy

Krämer, Franz

Educational AI: A Critical Exploration of Layers of Production and Productivity

S. 67-85

Schwartz, Oscar

Competing Visions for AI: Turing, Licklider and Generative Literature

S. 87-105

Vehlken, Sebastian

Pervasive Intelligence: The Tempo-Spatiality of Drone Swarms

S. 107-131

Bruder, Johannes

Where the Sun never Shines: Emerging Paradigms of Post-enlightened Cognition

S. 133-153


III. Politics and Media Research

Gregg, Benjamin

The Coming Political: Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

S. 157-180

Sudmann, Andreas

On the Media-political Dimension of Artificial Intelligence: Deep Learning as a Black Box and OpenAI

S. 181-200

Fizek, Sonia

Automated State of Play: Rethinking Anthropocentric Rules of the Game

S. 201-214


IV. Entering the Field

Griffiths, Catherine

Visual Tactics Toward an Ethical Debugging

S. 217-226

Monin, Monica

Unconventional Classifiers and Anti-social Machine Intelligences: Artists Creating Spaces of Contestation and Sensibilities of Difference Across Human-Machine Networks

S. 227-237