136.- A Brave New World: AI as a Nascent Regime? [JSCI]

In «A Brave New World: AI as a Nascent Regime?» published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, authors Cowin, Oberer, and León delve into the profound implications of Large Language Models and Generative AI on society. Drawing parallels with Aldous Huxley’s dystopian vision, the paper scrutinizes how these technological advancements could reshape human behavior, societal norms, and linguistic expression. The authors critically evaluate the potential of AI to standardize and diminish the richness of human creativity, emphasizing the need for ethical oversight and democratic governance in the AI domain. This transdisciplinary work not only highlights the transformative potential of AI but also calls for a global dialogue to safeguard core human values against the backdrop of an increasingly AI-integrated world.
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0100 Exciting Announcement: Publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics

I am thrilled to share our latest publication in the esteemed Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics. The paper, titled «A Brave New World: AI as a Nascent Regime?» is a collaborative effort with distinguished colleagues, Dr. Jasmin Cowin and Dr. Birgit Oberer. It’s an honor to be a part of this thought-provoking work that delves into the burgeoning regime of artificial intelligence and its implications (Cowin et al., 2023).

0200 Paper Abstract:

This transdisciplinary discussion draws parallels between Aldous Huxley’s dystopian vision in his novel ‘Brave New World’ and the current era dominated by Large Language Models (LLM) and Generative Artificial Intelligence, scrutinizing its significant implications and potential effects. It explores how AI can influence human behavior, reshape societal norms, and potentially lead to the homogenization of linguistic expression. Highlighting the risks of unregulated AI-driven tools, the discussion stresses their potential to standardize and diminish the richness of human language, creativity, and authentic expression. The transformative potential of AI across various domains is recognized, with a strong emphasis on ethical considerations, democratic governance, and preserving core human values. Using ‘Brave New World’ as a literary framework, it advocates for a transdisciplinary dialogue to critically evaluate AI’s impact on social ethos, logos, and pathos. The discussion underscores a global collective responsibility to utilize AI to enrich shared human experiences without compromising the nuances that define our identity and autonomy. It addresses the consequences of uniformity and stability, the role of technology and consumerism, emotional experiences, deep relationships, personal growth, and the threat of totalitarian control, with AI emerging as a nascent regime powered by opaque algorithms implemented by transnational, global companies. Serving as both a reflection on humanity’s role in an automated age and a call to action, it advocates for a technological deployment that enhances, rather than diminishes, our inherent humanity.

0300 Keywords

  • «Brave New World» (Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963),
  • dystopia
  • ethics
  • Generative AI
  • identity and autonomy
  • Large Language Models (LLM)
  • transdisciplinary
  • transdisciplinary communication (TDC)
  • unregulated adoption

0400 Conference Presentation

This work was also a focal point of our plenary keynote at WMSCI/IMCIC 2023, emphasizing the significance of interdisciplinary approaches in tackling complex subjects like AI. The conference proved to be an enlightening platform, showcasing diverse perspectives and innovative ideas from various fields.

0500 Accessing the Publication

You can access our paper in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 58-66, 2023. Read here

0600 Acknowledgements

Special thanks to the blind reviewers, whomever you may be, for your notes and observations that improved the final version.
Nonblind Peer-Reviewer:
Marcos O Cabobianco. Jefe de trabajos prácticos (Historia).
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Beta Reader:
Siegfried Begun
Disclosure statement
No conflict of interest pertains to the research presented above.
ORCID
Jasmin Cowin https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0405-8774
Birgit Oberer https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7231-7902
Cristo Leon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-0179

0700 Copyright

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1000 Citation

When citing this paper use this format:
Cowin, J., Oberer, B., & León, C. (2023). A Brave New World: AI as a Nascent Regime [JSCI]. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 21(4), 58–66. https://doi.org/10.54808/JSCI.21.04.58