Article name The Question of Androids in the Sphere of Human Practices: Digital Colonialism or Harmony?
Authors Samoilova E.O. Postgraduate Student, Lecturer of the Department of Innovation, Marketing and Advertising,
Shaev Y.M. Candidate of Philosophy, Associate Professor,
Bibliographic description Samoilova E. O., Shaev Yu. M. The Question of Androids in the Sphere of Human Practices: Digital Colonialism or Harmony? // Humanitarian Vector. 2020. Vol. 15, No. 4. PP. 172–179. DOI: 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-4-172-179.
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DOI 10.21209/1996-7853-2020-15-4-172-179
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Annotation The paper studies the artificial intelligence, the presence of robots, including anthropomorphic androids, endowed with artificial intelligence and using neuro-algorithms in the practices of modern man. The authors analyze the technology of the Internet of things, artificial intelligence in various spheres of modern life ‒ production, education, agriculture, public service and everyday practices. The authors study the problems of android: corporal ‒ aspects of the anthropomorphic appearance and “rational” ‒ possibilities and limitations of consciousness and reflection. The authors research the question of androids’ appearance. They study the question of perception of androids, especially if they look like humans and the features of the phenomenology of the android body. In this regard, the authors highlight the problem of “digital colonialism” ‒ a human consideration of technologies including androids in a utilitarian sense in the context of instrumental rationality. Despite the fact that in the nearest future androids will have characteristics that are almost indistinguishable from humans, and androids’ intellect is in many respects comparable to human ones, a man fails to “see” in robots a full-fledged “subject” or the Other. Phenomenological problem of gender, in relation to the image of the android, remains one of the acute topics, which is rarely discussed. Finally, the authors make assumptions about the place of androids in human and human-machine interactions. They discuss the idea of digital everyday life and the need to build harmonious relationships with the world of technical devices in the future.
Key words androids, transhumanism, information technologies, philosophy of technology, semiotics, the Internet of Things
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