Associations of AI and common sense in the news

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Artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly influences society, leading to a lively expert and public discourse, in which common sense is brought up regularly. Through a content analysis of newspaper articles, we aimed to increase understanding of the public discourse about AI and common sense in the Netherlands. We found that common sense enters the public debate in seemingly contrasting ways. On the one hand, AIs lack of common sense is seen as a limitation to overcome for AI developers. On the other hand, it is used to help reduce fears of autonomous AI systems taking over increasingly more tasks from people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI and Common Sense
Subtitle of host publicationAmbitions and Frictions
EditorsMartin W. Bauer, Bernard Schiele
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)9781032626192
ISBN (Print)9781032626178 (pbk), 9781032626185 (hbk)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society


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