Artificial Knowing challenges the masculine slant in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) view of the world. Alison Adam admirably fills the large gap in science and technology studies by showing us that gender bias is inscribed in AI-based computer systems. Her treatment of feminist epistemology, focusing on the ideas of the knowing subject, the nature of knowledge, rationality and language, are bound to make a significant and powerful contribution to AI studies. Drawing from theories by Donna Haraway and Sherry Turkle, and using tools of feminist epistemology, Adam provides a sustained critique of AI which interestingly re-enforces many of the traditional criticisms of the AI project. Artificial Knowing is an esential read for those interested in gender studies, science and technology studies, and philosophical debates in AI.Bordo, Susan (1987) The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture, Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press. ... Cockburn, Cynthia ( 1983) a#39;Caught in the wheels: the high cost of being a female cog in the male machinery of engineeringa#39;, Marxism ... Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press. ... Cog (1994) a#39;Evolutionary Coga#39;, a#39;Rebel with a causea#39;, a#39;A womana#39;s worka#39;, The Times Higher Education Supplement 1126, anbsp;...
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