Prof. Matteo Pasquinelli

Matteo Pasquinelli is Professor in Media Philosophy at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, where he is coordinating the research group on critical machine intelligence KIM. He recently edited the anthology Alleys of Your Mind: Augmented Intelligence and Its Traumas (Meson Press) among other books. His research focuses the intersection of cognitive sciences, digital economy and machine intelligence. For Verso Books he is preparing a monograph provisionally titled The Eye of the Master: Capital as Computation Cognition.


"On the Logical and Political Limits of Artificial Intelligence".

Artificial Intelligence is emerging as universal paradigm of computation to automate the most diverse tasks, yet the global hype overlooks and simplifies many limitations. The talk shows that the so-called Artificial Intelligence is today just a sophisticated form of pattern recognition that comes with extensive limits in terms of social bias, creativity and ‘invention of the new’ (not to mention the prediction of future events and the first casualties with self-driving vehicles). New “intelligent machines” have engendered a new spectrum of errors (there is no machine without its own breed of faults), such as over-fitting, apophenia, algorithmic bias, information loss, etc. that have to be properly understood in their social impact.