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AI Elegance and Ethics - Just Married?

Duridanov, Ludmil and Simoff, Simeon (2019) AI Elegance and Ethics - Just Married? CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Т. 2413, Selected Papers of the XXII International Conference "Enterprise Engineering and Knowledge Management (EEKM 2019), Moscow, Russia, April 24-26, 2019), 2413 . pp. 15-22. ISSN 1613-0073

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Abstract

The following paper is dedicated to the 21st century’s “recent marriage” between the aesthetics of beauty and elegance on the one hand, and the ethics of choice on the other, involved in the “humanizing mission” of AI digital assistance. In the context of the 4.0 Social Revolution it will be shown how modern aesthetic concepts of AI design can go hand in hand with the ethics of choice, because of their inherent connection, backtracked in earlier moments of European history, and expanded around the French Revolution in Schiller’s 27 letters On Aesthetic Education of Man (1795) as well as earlier in Leibniz holistic aesthetics. Relevant arguments will be discussed here to disclose the “secrets” of how the inherent connection is to be carried out within the metaphysical background of faith, even if modern 20th century attitude has seemingly dismissed its “p hilosop hical burden” during the late 1970-ies. In 2011 a “New Aesthetics” was introduced without the burden of metaphysics, aiming to create a new “lens” for the perception of elegance, simplicity and clarity by young “digitally naïve” Avantgarde artists. However, elegance and beauty have previously been claimed by algorithmic solutions, starting with Leibniz and Condorcet, which gave birth to the 20th century computational aesthetics. The social life of AI algorithms – we cannot perceive them as humans – seems mostly intended to optimize corporate solutions. But the 21st century artists are about to take their chances on creating something new that makes us feel artificial intelligence as an integral part of a beautiful mind. AI algorithms can offer smart solutions, but the wisdom of choice has to remain a human call.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Aesthetics of Design, Applied Media Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Beauty, Elegance, New Aesthetics, Ethics of Choice, Artificial Intelligence, Plato, Leibniz, Schiller, Hegel, Heidegger, Facebook, Digital Divide, Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives, Grown-up Digital, Generation Like
Subjects:Arts.Fine and Decorative arts > Philosophy and theory of art
Arts.Fine and Decorative arts > Visual arts
Logic.Ethics (Moral philosophy).Esthetics. > Esthetics
Logic.Ethics (Moral philosophy).Esthetics. > Ethics (Moral philosophy)
Mass communications > Mass communications
Philosophy > Culture. Cultural studies. Philosophy of culture
Psychology > Cognitive psychology (science)
Psychology > Conscious mental processes and intelligence
Sociology.Anthropology > Anthropology
Sociology.Anthropology > Social interaction. Social processes
ID Code:4172
Deposited By: Dr. Ludmil Duridanov
Deposited On:22 Apr 2020 12:39
Last Modified:22 Apr 2020 12:39

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