publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Imagining the thinking machine: technological myths and the rise of Artificial Intelligence

Natale, Simone; Ballatore, Andrea;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Sage
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p> This article discusses the role of technological myths in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies from 1950s to the early 1970s. It shows how the rise of AI was accompanied by the construction of a powerful cultural myth: The creation of a thinking machine, which would be able to perfectly simulate the cognitive faculties of the human mind. Based on a content analysis of articles on AI published in two magazines, the Scientific American and the New Scientist, which were aimed at a broad readership of scientists, engineers and technologists, three dominant patterns in the construction of the AI myth are identified: (1) the recurrence...
Subjects
free text keywords: geog, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Communication, Cybernetics, Mythology, New media, Sociology, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, History of computing

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Imagining the thinking machine: technological myths and the rise of Artificial Intelligence

Natale, Simone; Ballatore, Andrea;