Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: ALBERTO GIOVANNI BIUSO

Expected Learning Outcomes

Understand the genesis, structure and objectives of Artificial Intelligence in the variety of its manifestations, modalities and implementations. Critically analyze, beyond technophilias and technophobias, the contribution that the investigation of AI can offer to the study of biological intelligence, social systems, technological devices.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons, which will focus on reading and analyzing texts.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is not compulsory.

Detailed Course Content

After a general introduction to the themes of Artificial Intelligence, the course will address the issue of cybernetics and its developments in the theory and practice of the Metaverse, with specific critical attention to the theme of the presence of bodymind in spacetime.

Textbook Information

-Renato Betti, Intelligenza Artificiale, in «Enciclopedia Einaudi», vol. 7, Einaudi 1979, pp. 828-862

-Naief Yehya, Homo cyborg (Elèuthera 2017, pp. 187)

-Eugenio Mazzarella, Contro Metaverso. Salvare la presenza (Mimesis 2022, pp. 142)

-Alberto G. Biuso, Sul realismo, in L’invenzione della realtà. Scienza, mito e immaginario nel dialogo tra psiche e mondo oggettivo (ETS, Pisa 2022, pp. 125-135)


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.