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Reconsidering Agency in the Age of AI

(Original title: Reconsidering Agency in the Age of AI)
Filozofia, 79 (2024), 5, 529 - 537.
Type of work: Reflections - Generative AI
Publication language: English
The expansive development of AI technologies challenges our conventional understanding of agency, which has traditionally been anchored in the human capacity for autonomous action and decision-making. As human-AI interactions become increasingly complex, the boundary between human and machine agency is continuously breached, prompting a reconsideration of the concept of agency as potentially no longer a human proprium. This paper offers preliminary reflections on the prerequisites and conditions for a post-anthropocentric theory of agency in the age of AI, beginning with a historical reconstruction and conceptual validation of the evolving notion of agency.

AI, Agency, human-AI interaction, Autonomy, Actor-network theory

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