Artificial Intelligence

McQuillan, Daniel. 2020. Artificial Intelligence. In: Martin Parker, ed. Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis. Bristol University Press. ISBN 9781529215397 [Book Section]

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The Covid-19 pandemic has been marked by computer modelling and tech solutionism as much as it has by a global lockdown. Technological innovation does the job of diverting attention from questions about underlying material and structural conditions. The modelling which needs to take priority is not that delivered from on high by vast structures of computation but the modelling to each other of forms of mutual aid. Reclaiming political agency from engines of abstraction means starting from a standpoint of solidarity.

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"This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an extract/chapter published in Life After COVID-19: The Other Side of Crisis. Details of the definitive published version and how to purchase it are available online at:"


COVID-19, computer modelling

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May 2020Accepted
12 August 2020Published

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10 Jan 2022 11:31

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12 Aug 2022 01:26


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