The dialectic of desire: AI chatbots and the desire not to know.

BLACK, Jack (2023). The dialectic of desire: AI chatbots and the desire not to know. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society.

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Exploring the relationship between humans and AI chatbots, as well as the ethical concerns surrounding their use, this paper argues that our relations with chatbots are not solely based on their function as a source of knowledge, but, rather, on the desire for the subject not to know. It is argued that, outside of the very fears and anxieties that underscore our adoption of AI, the desire not to know reveals the potential to embrace the very loss AI avers. Consequently, rather than proposing a knowledge that seeks to disavow loss, we can instead recognize the potential in loss itself: an opportunity to assert and define the gap inherent to both the subject and AI we create.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Department of Sport; Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics; Department of Media Arts and Communication; Centre for Sport and Exercise Science; Sport Industry Research Centre; Sociology, Politics and Policy Research Group; Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 13:38
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 12:45

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