Technology, Artificial Intelligence and it’s Boundaries
Meredith Broussard is is an Assistant Professor in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. She is a former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and former software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Broussard has also written articles and essays for many news publications.
I would describe Broussard’s work as technology-based, mostly on topics that are relevant to not only today’s digital age, but also with how future technology will affect us.
Based on chapter 1, the goal of Artificial Unintelligence seems to be to help/aid humans, not replace them. As Broussard states, “technology has come a long way… but it still fundamentally doesn’t work as well as a human brain.”
The concept of technochauvinism is the belief that technology is always the solution. Broussard’s doesn’t side with technochavinism. She believes that there will never be a technological innovation that “moves us away from the essential problems of human nature.” Technology cannot make everything better, and Broussard knows that technology is not always the answer. She believes that technology is only the appropriate choice when it’s the right tool for a task.