What is the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) in the U.S., and how have we grown indifferent and/or powerless to its repercussions on surveillance, social institutions, and creative labor? Further, how do AI's majority white-men creators reconstitute social power relations through the politics embedded in emergent technologies? In a world where technological devices have become extensions of our/selves—where technology increases our ability to better curate personae—we have grown simultaneously closer, and more distant, to the ways AI operates in insidious, hidden ways. The normalization of surveillance, as made possible through the birthing of social media technologies, demonstrates a generational surrender to the corporatized use of personal information. When this information is then used against the general public (by advertisement companies, Big Pharma, social networks, and etc.) to maintain economic trends and social governance, this then goes on to reproduce the performance of the world within our socioeconomic status quo.
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