“Freudian metapsychology and AI systems”, Chapter 4 of a forthcoming book: Humanising Artificial Intelligence. Psychoanalysis and the Problem of Control
Humanising Artificial Intelligence. Psychoanalysis and the Problem of Control, Luca Possati (ed.)
Chapter 4: “Freudian metapsychology and AI systems”, by Paul Jorion
For eighty years now speculative thinkers have debated Isaac Asimov’s “3 Laws of robotics”, a bundle of 3 simple interlocking directions supposedly sufficient for regulating the behaviour of robots and making their daily interaction with human beings both useful and unproblematic.
Although Asimov’s 3 laws have been the centre of profuse and vivid exchanges, they’ve been entirely ignored when engineers started to implement actual robots or “intelligent machines” broadly speaking.
The reason for such a surprising disconnect … Read the rest