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Hacia la sexualización de la inteligência artificial (IA); proyección y representación de la consciencia sexual en cuerpos y entidades posthumanos

Author(s): Inguscio, Marco

Date: 2017

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Inteligência artificial; Consciência sexual; Domínio/Área Científica::Humanidades::Línguas e Literaturas; Domínio/Área Científica::Humanidades::Línguas e Literaturas; Domínio/Área Científica::Humanidades::Línguas e Literaturas


The dissertation analizes the sexualization of the AI and how nowadays this phenomenon occurs in the technological production and in the sci-fi narrative. We observe a strong boundary between the progress in the scientific community and some of the fictional production analyzed throughout the investigation. We give an insight into the Japanese and USA rotobotic and cyber culture, the two leading countries in AI research and pop – culture production. We focus on the problematic reception of this new industrial revolution, trying to understand anxieties and hopes. Finally, we face the problem of gendered machines, which is a prejudicial and sometimes sexist, programming. We dedicate the last chapter to three movies: Ghost in the Shell, Her and Ex Machina, the greatest cinematic examples of futuristic theories on female cyborg and artificial intelligence. They are movies where the exclusive prerogatives of humanity, such as seduction, love, need for a body, instinct of reproduction and death, are reinterpreted by the machines. To address these issues, we have worked on scientific sources and philosophical texts linked to feminism and post-humanism. We have trained our anthropological look in the analysis of society, relying our vision on the future of science fiction production. The conclusions will shed light on the specular resemble between man and machine, where the danger does not seem to be just the humanization of machines, but also the progressive mechanization of mankind. This future prompts us to be ready to remodel our sense of both individuality and community, in a new reassessment of those parameters that today constitute humans.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Cardoso, Daniel
Contributor(s) Inguscio, Marco
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