Language Game[s]: Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh – Language as Technology & Technology as Language

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Professor Mark Coeckelbergh
Language as Technology and Technology as Language

In this presentation I use Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations to metaphorically compare the use of language with the use of technology – with the metaphor applied in both directions. Taking seriously Wittgenstein’s view that the use of words is like the use of tools, I argue that technology, like language, is embedded in games and a form of life. I explore what this means for current developments in computing, robotics, and artificial intelligence, which are often misinterpreted as concerned with…

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