Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCurry Jansen, Sue
dc.description.abstractWhen it was originally published in 2002, Sue Curry Jansen’s “What Was Artificial Intelligence?” attracted little notice. The long essay was published as a chapter in Jansen’s Critical Communication Theory, a book whose wisdom and erudition failed to register across the many fields it addressed. One explanation for the neglect, ironic and telling, is that Jansen’s sheer scope as an intellectual had few competent readers in the communication studies discipline into which she published the book. “What Was Artificial Intelligence?” was buried treasure. In this edition, Jansen’s prescient autopsy of AI self-selling—the rhetoric of the masculinist sublime—is reprinted with a new introduction. Now an open access book, “What Was Artificial Intelligence?” is a message in a bottle, addressed to Musk, Bezos, and the latest generation of AI myth-makers.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFM Ethical issues & debates::JFMG Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDR Impact of science & technology on society
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::U Computing & information technology::UY Computer science::UYQ Artificial intelligence
dc.subject.otherArtificial intelligence; Ethical and social aspects of IT
dc.titleWhat Was Artificial Intelligence?
oapen.pages37, PA

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

open access
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as open access