Concepts glossary

  • Sociotechnical ensembles

    “An AI system consists of a computational artefact together with the human behaviour and people who make the artefact a useful and meaningful entity. […] Sociotechnical ensembles are combinations of […]

  • technological determinism

    “…the view that material forces, and especially the properties of available technologies, determine social events. […] the central idea us that technological changes force social adaptations, and consequently constrain the […]

  • Umwelt

    Uexküll’s concept of Umwelt proposes that every species inhabits a unique “world” that is constructed based on their own abilities to create and interpret signs. These signs are shaped by […]