AI, artificial intelligence, poses a great risk to democracy.
Miguel Benasayag, a philosopher and psychoanalyst, warns of the great risk posed by big data and algorithms deciding the direction of the world. This book explores the relationship between human beings and machines and the impact the digital world has on our society. The author argues that leaders have delegated decision making to AI and large companies, financial markets, and states, are now subject to the decisions made by machines.
AI is here and the question reflected on is how to exist as human beings, individually, socially and collectively, in a world governed in large measure by algorithms.
Miguel Benasayag, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 4, 1953, is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, and researcher in epistemology. A guerilla fighter, he was arrested and imprisoned for 4 years. Due to his dual Franco-Argentine nationality he was released and moved to France, where he became a researcher, clinician and activist in the “new radicalism.” He is an author and columnist.