AI: The View from Nowhere

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Published on May 10, 2023 Updated on January 14, 2024

from May 11, 2023 to May 12, 2023

The Symposium will take place at the Centre Numérique d'Innovation Sociale of Paris 8 University.

Address: 14 rue Waldeck Rochet, 93300 Aubervilliers.


AI: The View from Nowhere
AI: The View from Nowhere

This international symposium is co-organized by Vanessa Nurock (CRHI, Côte d'Azur University, UNESCO EVA Chair), Arnaud Regnauld (TransCrit, Paris 8 University) and Pierre Cassou-Noguès (LLCP, Paris 8 University). With the support of Valentine Bailly (CRHI, Côte d'Azur University, UNESCO EVA chair)



Thursday, May 11

Visual artist Louise Drul will be sketching the presentations throughout the conference.

Thursday, May 11, (2-6.35 PM)

Welcome and Presentation (2-2.15)

1/ The View from Philosophy of Science and Technology (2.15-3.15)
Chair: James Katz

The Turing Test as a View From Somewhere - Juliet Floyd (Boston University).

The Political “Context” of AI: from Formal to Modular - Armen Khatchtourov (DICEN-Id, Gustave Eiffel University).

2/ The View from Politics (3.15-4.15)
Chair: Vanessa Nurock

The Cozy Nowhere - Where Panoptism is Headed - Jan Soeffner (Holder of the Chair for Cultural Theory and Cultural Analysis, Zeppelin University).

The Eye of God - Alban Leveau-Vallier (LLCP, Paris 8 University).

Coffee Break : (4.15-4.45)

3/ The View from Artistic Theory and Practice (4.45-6.15)
Chair: Jan Soeffner

Do I know you from somewhere? - Arnaud Regnauld (TransCrit, Paris 8 University)

Perpetual Watchfulness - Donatien Aubert (independent artist and author)

Living in AI - Pierre Cassou-Noguès (LLCP, University Paris 8 ) and Gwenola Wagon (AIAC, University Paris 8).

Friday, May, 12

Visual artist Louise Drul will be sketching the presentations throughout the conference.

Friday, May, 12 (9.45 AM-6 PM)

Welcome and presentation of the second day (9.45)

4/ The View from Ethics (10.00-11.15)
Chair: Valentine Bailly (CRHI, Côte d’Azur university, Laval university)

Nowheres - Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza University).

From the View from Nowhere to the Artificialistic Fallacy … and Back (to the View of Nobody) - Vanessa Nurock (Scientific coordinator of the UNESCO EVA Chair, CRHI, Côte d’Azur University).

5/ The View from Relativism :
Chair: Pierre Cassou-Noguès

Seeing with AI: Algorithms as Techno-Normative Prisms - Peggy Touvet (UTT / ENS).

Perspectivism without Perspective? The Idea of “a Point of View from Nowhere” - Stéphane Cormier (Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University).

1.00-3.00 Lunch break

6/ The View from Chat GPT (3.15-4.45)
Chair: Juliet Floyd

Who’s There? The Voice of Large Language Models - Alexandre Gefen (CNRS).

Epistemology in the Symbolic Positioning of Large Language Models (LLMs) - James Katz (Boston University).

4.45-5:45 :
Chair: Arnaud Regnauld

Screening and discussion of La_Mue_version_0.7 (a work in progress), a film by Judith Deschamps (TransCrit/ArTeC, Paris 8 University – LISN/CNRS)
Respondent: Anne Alombert (LLCP – University Paris 8).

6.00: Farewell and Perspectives




From May 11, 2023 2:00 PM to May 12, 2023 6:00 PM