The Department of German at NYU, the Department of French at NYU, and Deutsches Haus at NYU present “Anarchist Simulacra: Responding AI” a lecture by Catherine Malabou.
After the birth of intelligence as a scientific notion in the 19th century, the emergence of neurochips able to mimic brain plasticity, and the invention of neural networks and intelligent robots, we are witnessing a new technological age, in which the simulation of the real has become limitless. How are we to answer the challenge of this super AI? How to respond to responding systems like ChatGPT? The talk will try to bring to light the political implications of these questions.
About the participant:
Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy in the departments of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at UC Irvine. Her last books include Before Tomorrow: Epigenesis and Rationality (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016, trans. Carolyn Shread) Morphing Intelligence, From IQ to IA, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018,trans. Carolyn Shread), Pleasure Erased, Polity Press (2022, trans. Carolyn shread), and Au Voleur ! Anarchisme et Philosophy, (Paris : PUF, 2022), tbo in English with Polity Press : Stop Thief ! Anarchism and Philosophy, Nov. 2023 in the UK, January 2024 in the US.
Anarchist Simulacra: Responding AI is organized and presented by NYU's Departments of German and French, and is funded by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 21st 2023, from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location: Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY