Remaking Reasoning: Logics, Labor, and Automation

2017 Symposium

Stephanie Dick

2017 Symposium

July 10, 2017
Experts Workshop

Remaking Reasoning: Logics, Labor, and Automation

A lightning talk from the Labor & Automation session of the 2017 Experts Workshop given by Stephanie Dick (University of Pennsylvania).

This talk looks at how, in the mid twentieth century, “reasoning” meant “human reasoning” - we were the quintessential reasoning agents. But by the late twentieth century, human reasoning had become just one example (and perhaps a quite limited one) of a more general category of reasoning, through the advent of automated reasoning and the development of logics and modes of reasoning designed with computers in mind. Stephanie proposes that this transformation comes with very high stakes for the way we value and devalue forms of human cognitive labor.

Topics
Labor & Automation