James Bridle | Videos: The New Dark Age

14 June 2019 — Verso Books

[Bridle’s book, ‘The New Dark Age‘, is a scary and absolutely essential book to read if you want to know where capitalism is taking us, unless we stop them. WB]

Despite the apparent accessibility of digital information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. In these videos, James Bridle explores colonial cabling, the distributing lack of neutrality in artificial intelligence, and conspiracy theories and the internet. Watch all the videos.

Internet fibre optic cables around the world trace out the routes of former empires. Imperialism didn’t stop with decolonisation: it just moved up to infrastructure level.

Artificial Intelligence is not neutral: there are cases where software used in justice systems have been racially biased. We need a massive democratisation of technologies.

Watch the full interview with James Bridle here.

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