Readings from the Book of Mankind: Donating Data for Peace

  • Klinger, S. (Ko-Autor*in)
  • Milan Mijalkovic (Ko-Autor*in)

Aktivität: VortragWissenschaftlicher Vortrag (Science-to-Science)


The contribution to be made with this paper will cover a bi-directional
perspective from the angles of philosophy and art. The base line will look on
the prospective possibilities of searching for structure in ‘messy’ (i.e. not
organized and cleaned) data. Cukier and Mayer-Schoenberger (2013)
described experiences of professionals in business and public administration
with the use of big data to streamline their processes. Their reports boil down
to a baseline where the search for correlations put them in a situation, where
they solved their problems in a much better way – compared to the search
for causal connections. In the final chapter of his major work Tristes Tropioues
the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss (1955) did some reasoning
about the advantages and disadvantages of modern life in comparison to
hunter and gatherers societies. He dreamed about a gigantic matrix, that
covers all societies and their behavior. He thought about that to be a Book
of Peoples. Nowadays, when we insert just a few letters into google and take
a look at the continuously improving recommendations, a vision of machines
that understand human behavior on the basis of simple correlations is
coming closer. A process covering not only peoples, but all people. Through
people donating their data, they contribute to such a ‘Book of Humankind’
and link themselves to the equality of all human beings. Data for peace.
Keywords: Book of Humankind, data, correlation, peace
Zeitraum23 Okt. 202024 Okt. 2020
EreignistitelPIConf 2020 Online Education without Social Distance: Challenges for Internationalisation and Culture of Peace
VeranstaltungstypKeine Angaben

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