RULES, a conversation with Lorraine Daston on her book “Rules”

RULES, a conversation with Lorraine Daston on her book “Rules”, published by PRINCETOn UNIVERSITY PRESS

During this conversation Daston illustrates the meaning of “Rule” as a concept that has guided human life through the centuries. ALgorithms, as rules based on sequential systems of steps, are particularly important in Mathematics and two of the chapters of her book are dedicated to Algorithms.Today, they are the fundamental component of Artificial Intelligence. Daston discusses their role both in the History of Maths and of AI.

Lorraine Daston is an American historian of science. Director emerita of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin, and visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, she is an authority on Early Modern European scientific and intellectual history. In 1993, she was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a permanent fellow at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study.


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