如何成為「人」:缺陷及其經驗作為對人工智能研究之啟發— 以自動駕駛技術為例
“Becoming Human”: the idea of fault and its experiences as The Journal of Information Society an inspiration for artificial intelligence — cases from self-driving cars

頁數:93-126

作者:劉育成

Author:Yu-cheng Liu

關鍵詞:人類智能、人工智能、技術人類學、去失誤/預設、自動駕駛技術

Keywords:human intelligence, artificial intelligence, the anthropology of technology, de- fault/default, driverless technology

中文摘要:

本研究以技術人類學家 Bernard Stiegler 有關人類因 Epimetheus 的「失誤」而 得以「成為人」的論述,對人類智能(human intelligence)與人工智能(artificial intelligence)進行探討。以「失誤」概念為基礎的「缺陷」及對其之經驗,或許是 「人之所以為人」的關鍵元素。人類不僅藉由技術的外部化,以彌補其「失誤」,更 透過技術來區別自身於其他物種,進而肯定「成為人」的意義。本研究提出,若將 Stiegler 的雙關「去─失誤/預設」(de-fault/default)視為一組區別,那麼從人類 智能到人工智能的發展,即是一個從「de-fault/default」到「default/de-fault」的轉 變,該轉變有助於理解人工智能現象的內涵。本研究以自動駕駛技術為例,探討其困 境與未來發展。在代結論中,我將提出以「例示/窮盡」(illustration/exhaustion) 之區別,作為對人工智能現象的反思。

Abstract:

This paper examines the ideas of fault and de-fault developed by Bernard Stiegler in his discussion of the relationship between human beings and technology. “Becoming human” means how we as human beings encounter and cope with what Stiegler terms “original de- fault”. In his discussion, human beings appear in the externalization of this original de-fault, and in doing so human beings can survive with various technologies which are products of this externalization. It becomes the original de-fault for human beings and later “default”. How to become humans or how machines can think like humans refers to the transformation from “de-fault/default” to “default/de-fault” in terms of the theory of form. With the perspective from the anthropology of technology, mainly extended from the idea of Bernard Stiegler, and with the examination of the technologies of artificial intelligence applied around self-driving cars, the argument of this paper may contribute to the future thinking of artificial intelligence. In addition, as one of concluding remarks, the author also suggests another distinction of illustration and exhaustion as a possible way to think about artificial intelligence in the future.

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