First weeks Education and Digital Cultures is over and core readings were flanked by Film Festival watch2gether sessions, to exchange on the multilayered influences the digital, the technology, the exponential speed of its development has on society and how it is perceived by society. Only slowly growing is the connection of utopian or dystopian perspectives in written and audio- visual form to digital education.
To an overview and connect open end I started – but not yet finished – a Mindmap which may help. I invite all reader to participate or comment on it. Core is to start to make interlinkages between the theoretical foundation to the movies and examples in the area of digital education.
A core discussion and very relevant in the past week was on the AI (may it be in a more robotic or human form) and human interaction and the discussion on what makes us human and what could possibly make AI more human.
Where do we stop being humans?
–> Adding elements (becoming a Cyborg) to enhance our capacities may also have an effect on our educational performance.
Extend the durability of our humanity (Extropianism)
Can AI really have a proper understanding. According to “The intelligence explosion” AI based on algorithm has 0.0 understanding but what about the level of understanding of the humans?
–> If we have 0.0 trust in the capability of the algorithm to understand properly, why do we trust it in our day to day life.
Can we ever trust the algorithm based learning software? Can we trust the non human teacher to judge over our performance?
Would it make a difference to make the AI more human? Would it improve teachers / learners performance? Would it change our perception of the AI/ Cyborg/ etc.? Don’t we already start interacting with technology since it has become prevalent in our society? Don’t we already have an almost intimate relation with our technology as described by Miller (2011).
I think we do and why give them authority to do so!