Alienation in Labor through AI
- AI and Work: Explore how AI in media changes the nature of journalistic and content creation labor, potentially leading to alienation of workers from the products of their work and the process itself.
- Automation and Skill: Discuss how automation and AI tools may lead to a de-skilling of certain media roles, contributing to worker alienation.
Alienation of the Public
- Information Consumption: Analyze how AI-driven personalization of content can create echo chambers, alienating individuals from diverse perspectives and broader societal discourse.
- Social Relations: Consider the impact of AI-mediated communication on social relationships, potentially leading to a sense of isolation or disconnection.
AI, Ideology, and Control
- Media as an Ideological State Apparatus: Discuss AI's role in media as part of the ideological superstructures that Marx and later Althusser described, influencing public perception and maintaining existing power structures.
- Data and Surveillance: Reflect on the alienation caused by surveillance capitalism, where users become alienated from their data and privacy.
Automating Democracy: Generative AI, Journalism, and the Future of Democracy
By Amy Ross Arguedas and Felix M. Simon
Social Media and Democracy (2020)
Democratic Transparency in the Platform Society (Chapter 12) - Social Media and Democracy
Social Media and Democracy - September 2020
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Political Econ Spring 2024
Group Facilitation Name,Group,Date,Reading,Question,Link to Page,Link to Your Notes (Share with us!) Quinn,1,<a href="https://www.notion.so/rheams/Early-Internet-Economies-Web-1-0-2dea0943d8fc4f41b78bc230f9186c1d?pvs=4">Jan 30</a>,<a href="https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch01...
Read Chapter 25 (Section 1) and Chapter 26
Economic Manuscripts: Capital Vol. I - Chapter Twenty-Five
Capital Vol. I : Chapter Twenty-Five (The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation)
Economic Manuscripts: Capital Vol. I - Chapter Twenty-Six
Capital Vol. I : Chapter Twenty-Six (The Secret of primitive Accumulation)
Student Facilitation Questions
AI and the Industrial Reserve Army: How does Marx’s concept of the "industrial reserve army" in Chapter 25 relate to the current phenomenon of AI potentially replacing human labor in media industries? Discuss with reference to "Automating Democracy: Generative AI, Journalism, and the Future of Democracy".
AI, Automation, and the Accumulation of Capital: Chapter 26 discusses the accumulation of capital and its effects on labor. How might the integration of AI and automation in media production reflect Marx's ideas on capital accumulation and its impact on the workforce?
AI-Driven Content Personalization and Alienation: Considering Marx’s ideas on alienation, how does AI-driven personalization of content contribute to the alienation of individuals from diverse perspectives and broader societal discourse?
Ideological Control through AI in Media: Discuss how AI's role in media can be seen as part of the ideological superstructures described by Marx and Althusser. How does this relate to the control and influence over public perception and maintaining existing power structures?