THE RISE OF ALGORITHMIC SOCIETY AND THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF ARTS AND CULTURE
Economy & Politics, Business & Management
Luciana Lazzeretti isProfessor of Economics and Management, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy.
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Examining technological, economic and social transformations, and the role played by culture in terms of risks and new opportunities, Luciana Lazzeretti expertly reviews the issues surrounding the economics of innovation and the interaction with culture, creativity and local development to establish a future agenda for research. Commencing with a historical overview, Lazzeretti discusses how culture and creativity allow us to face the challenges of the new digital revolution and provides insightful antidotes to the risks generated by the rise and evolution of an algorithmic society. The key elements of the art of imagination and human intelligence are examined together with their mutual interactions and relationship with AI as they continue to remain intertwined.
With a contemporary approach, this invaluable book will be an excellent resource for researchers and scholars interested in cultural economy and digitalization of cultural heritage. It will also be of interest to professionals who want to develop competencies relating to new technologies and the role of cultural organizations in the digital revolution.
1. Introduction to The Rise of Algorithmic Society and the Strategic Role of Arts and Culture 2. The artificial intelligence ecosystem 3. The algorithmic society: a narrative of the past 4. Technology and culture in digital transformation: a narrative of the future
‘There is a fantasy that AI will decide the future on its own. This book shows us that, on the contrary, it is up to us to create meaning and value through these new technologies. Luciana Lazzeretti allows us to measure these challenges and the renewed importance of culture for the development of cities and territories. An important contribution for those who think about innovation today.’ – Olivier Crevoisier, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland ‘Lazzeretti describes an unbrave new world where metrics run wild and humans have a hard time imposing a logic of “responsible innovations.” To overcome the tyranny of data-driven decisions, she urges a return to narrative, craftsmanship, and trust – a sane, creative plea to protect memory and diversity while nurturing economic growth.’ – Sharon...