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The Future of AI: Stanisław Lem's Philosophical Visions for AI and Cyber-Societies in Cyberiad

Roman Krzanowski, Pawel Polak
2021 Pro-Fil  
We therefore examine Lem's prose, with a focus on the Cyberiad stories, to see what challenges our future technological societies may face when they entrust their lives to AI technology.  ...  For example, what questions should we ask, and what questions do we forget to ask, when developing AI systems and allowing these systems to control our lives.  ...  Cyberiad subtitle is Fables for the Cybernetic Age, so it is not "of" but "for," signifying that these are not just stories but stories with a message, one to learn from and be forewarned by.  ... 
doi:10.5817/pf21-3-2405 fatcat:ympgskwdwregbluj325yos7zsm

Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems, New

Elke D'hoker
2009 Image and Narrative : Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative  
The literary test-case of this chapter is Stanislaw Lem's The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age.  ...  Only in the case of Lem's The Cyberiad is Clarke's framework of (neo-)cybernetics really indispensible, though not so much in terms of narrative form as in terms of the ideological content of the collection  ... 
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Why Science Fiction?

Janet Kafka
1975 English Journal  
A painless introduction to the principles behind computers and information technology can be got from Stanislaw Lem's THE CYBERIAD: Fables for the Cybernetic Age ( Seabury).  ...  Lovecraft-several anthologies available from Ballantine THE CYBERIAD: FABLES FOR A CYBERNET-IC AGE, by Stanislaw Lem (Seabury) TRANSFORhlATIONS, edited by Daniel Roselle (Fawcett Premier) Vol. 1: UNDERSTANDING  ... 
doi:10.2307/814859 fatcat:qvqkkwbgx5e5tmamkbfkyycpxq

Artificial Instinct: Lem's Robots as a Model Case for AI

Robin Zebrowski
2021 Pro-Fil  
technological and social failures brought about by the quest for artificial intelligence.  ...  Highlighting some of this work from The Cyberiad and the stories in Mortal Engines in particular, I argue that the time has never been more appropriate to attend to his philosophy in light of the widespread  ...  Acknowledgements The author thanks David Gunkel and Marcin Wichary, for comments and conversation about the difficulties of reading and analyzing Lem in translation.  ... 
doi:10.5817/pf21-3-2423 fatcat:dbh2qm3r5ngvxcbmqcnzpkdt7a

Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Robots: An Automatic end for Utopian Thought? [chapter]

James Fleck
1984 Sociology of the Sciences: a Yearbook  
Stanislaw Lem explores the dichotomy from the other side as it were, with his customary satirical humor and immense philosophical erudition, in The Cyberiad -Fables for the Cybernetic Age (29) .  ...  The physiological level in fact provides the focus for attempts at modelling intelligence from the quite different perspective of cybernetics.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-009-6340-5_10 fatcat:6gjl5ocmnrc6zgrwwuyr4mc2hq

Literary Texts as Cognitive Assemblages: The Case of Electronic Literature

N. Katherine Hayles
The question then is: what kinds of conceptual and artistic frameworks will help us understand the implications of our participation in the hybrid human-technical systems that have become essential to  ...  for a Cybernetic Age (New York 2014), pp. 43-57. tes, however, when a fly in the simulated ointment causes a glitch, leading not to great apes but gray drapes.  ...  BBC News, December 2, 2014; http://, access: March 26, 2018. 45 Stanislaw Lem, The First Sally (A), or Trurl's Electronic Bard, in: Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad: Fables  ... 
doi:10.11588/ic.2019.2.66991 fatcat:otkpbk7ip5bflhcgecqnk6oswa


These parables for our age are fittingly open-ended: their tenor is that no closed reference system is viable in the age of cybernetics and rival political absolutisms; the protagonists are redeemed by  ...  I hope not to be misunderstood: I have a great sympathy for a number of vistas in Summa technologiae, this fusion between a Rationalist Encyclopedia updated for the cybernetic and space age and the Summa  ... 
doi:10.13128/studi_slavis-2124 fatcat:vpgfeymjorcpbnvr3ttxhyjfee

Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science

N. Katherine Hayles
The scenario implies that in a cybernetic age, although neither silicon mechanism nor protoplasmic organism has priority, both have rights.  ...  Stanislaw Lem in The Cyberiad has a fable that speaks to this point (Lem, 1974b) . Two constructors, Trurl and Klapaucius, take a journey that brings them into the clutches of Pugg the PHT Pirate.  ...  To denature 'I am grateful to David Porush for suggesting this metaphor to me and for providing valuable background material for this chapter in his book The Soft Machine: Cybernetic Piction (New York:  ... 
doi:10.7298/h4zt-m520 fatcat:uz4x23ssynhy3e5lkmktabc574

Unnatural voices: extreme narration in modern and contemporary fiction

2007 ChoiceReviews  
This book has benefited greatly from the generous comments of many colleagues.  ...  I am especially thankful to Monika Fludernik, William Nelles, and Porter Abbott, who read and commented on most or all of the chapters.  ...  NaRRaTIvES ENTIREly OR laRgEly IN ThE "WE" FORm Franz Kafka, "Josephina, die Sängerin, oder Das Volk der Mäuse," 1924 Ignazio Silone, Fontemara, 1930 William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily," 1930, "That  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.44-6076 fatcat:t3ohabdu5vfz3dqi36s2hk5fti

IRIE International Review of Information Ethics Vol. 26 (12/2017) Information Ethics from a Marxian Perspective edited by Editors of IRIE

Marco Schneider, Ricardo Pimenta, Ricardo Pimenta, Rafael, Jared Bielby, Ma Mlis, Johannes Britz, Thomas Hausmanninger, Michael Nagenborg, Makoto Nakada, Felix Weil
Acknowledgments The research was funded by the Brazilian Government (CAPES -Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior/Ministério da Educação e Cultura).  ...  While such a verdict transcends all ages, for Benjamin, it is communism that fulfils the prophetic age, thus correlating the communist project to what he calls "messianic force".  ...  Digital Age?  ...