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Automatic subjects: Digital manufacturing, Value and Artificial Intelligence

Preston, John (2018) Automatic subjects: Digital manufacturing, Value and Artificial Intelligence. In: International Conference on Critical Education VIII, 2018-07-25 - 2018-07-28, London.

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Abstract

This paper makes three contentions. Firstly, that digital manufacturing and ‘Industry 4.0’ do not represent an ontological break with capitalism, but rather accelerate capitalist forms of intensification, exploitation and transcendence of limits. Secondly, that value in the Marxist sense is a social substance, rather than a technological or physiological one. Thirdly, that the existential threat arising from AI is little different from the automatic expansion of value in capitalism but that AI is not the materialisation of value into the realm of the physical.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: _not provided_
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 08:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2018 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22764

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