Last week, the renowned French philosopher, sociologist, and anthropologist Bruno Latour passed away at age 75 (1947-2022). Latour is considered to be one of the most influential thinkers of modern-day science. His Actor-Network theory (ANT) and mediation theory are known to provide an alternative perspective to the famous subject-object dichotomy, a dominant paradigm in science originating from Kant.
In view of the current critical ethical issues with AI systems pervading our societies, reviewing Latour’s ANT provides invaluable insights into the human network that can create or mitigate the threats of AI.
Read more about it in the blog Mirthe Dankloff (PhD Candidate) wrote for the Civic AI Lab