Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):71-85 (2010)
The tendency towards an increasing integration of the informational web into our daily physical world (in particular in so-called Ambient Intelligent technologies which combine ideas derived from the field of Ubiquitous Computing, Intelligent User Interfaces and Ubiquitous Communication) is likely to make the development of successful profiling and personalization algorithms, like the ones currently used by internet companies such as Amazon , even more important than it is today. I argue that the way in which we experience ourselves necessarily goes through a moment of technical mediation. Because of this algorithmic profiling that thrives on continuous reconfiguration of identification should not be understood as a supplementary process which maps a pre-established identity that exists independently from the profiling practice. In order to clarify how the experience of one’s identity can become affected by such machine-profiling a theoretical exploration of identity is made (including Agamben’s understanding of an apparatus , Ricoeur’s distinction between idem - and ipse -identity, and Stiegler’s notion of a conjunctive–disjunctive relationship towards retentional apparatuses ). Although it is clear that no specific predictions about the impact of Ambient Intelligent technologies can be made without taking more particulars into account, the theoretical concepts are used to describe three general scenarios about the way wherein the experience of identity might become affected. To conclude, I argue that the experience of one’s identity may affect whether the cases of unwarranted discrimination resulting from ubiquitous differentiations and identifications within an Ambient Intelligent environment, will become a matter of societal concern.
|Keywords||Ambient Intelligence Apparatus Collaborative filtering Discrimination Idem- and ipse- identity Personalization Profiling algorithms Recommender systems Paul Ricoeur Bernard Stiegler|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
Power/Knowledge Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977.Michel Foucault & Colin Gordon - 1980
Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault.Michel Foucault, Luther H. Martin, Huck Gutman & Patrick H. Hutton (eds.) - 1988 - University of Massachusetts Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Practical Versus Moral Identities in Identity Management.Noëmi Manders-Huits - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):43-55.
Similar books and articles
Review Essay / The “P” Word: Profiling.Fedwa Malti‐Douglas - 2002 - Criminal Justice Ethics 21 (2):66-73.
Policing, Profiling and Discrimination Law: US and European Approaches Compared.Aaron Baker & Gavin Phillipson - 2011 - Journal of Global Ethics 7 (1):105 - 124.
Machine Generated Contents Note: Introduction; 1. Identity of Meaning / Adrian Poole; 2. Identity and the Law / Lionel Bently; 3. Species-Identity / Peter Crane; 4. Mathematical Identity / Marcus Du Sautoy; 5. Immunological Identity / Philippa Marrack; 6. Visualizing Identity / Ludmilla Jordanova; 7. Musical Identity / Christopher Hogwood; 8. Identity and the Mind. [REVIEW]Raymond Tallis - 2010 - In Giselle Walker & E. S. Leedham-Green (eds.), Identity. Cambridge University Press.
Ambient Intelligence and Persuasive Technology: The Blurring Boundaries Between Human and Technology. [REVIEW]Peter-Paul Verbeek - 2009 - NanoEthics 3 (3):231-242.
Mobile-Centric Ambient Intelligence in Health- and Homecare—Anticipating Ethical and Legal Challenges.Eleni Kosta, Olli Pitkänen, Marketta Niemelä & Eija Kaasinen - 2010 - Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):303-323.
Property, Privacy and Personhood in a World of Ambient Intelligence.Niels van Dijk - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (1):57-69.
Added to index2010-01-27
Total downloads34 ( #144,765 of 2,143,899 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #280,613 of 2,143,899 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.