Sul rappresentare tecnologico. Labels e biases in una prospettiva platonica

The present essay intends to contribute, from a philosophical point of view, to the understanding of problems that are caused by the recourse to labeling techniques of Supervised Learning in judicial decisions.

More generally, this essay aims to develop some reflections about the technological representing, the related problems, and the criteria that should direct it according an anthropocentric approach.

To this end an important support can be found in Platon: his considerations about mimetic art and metretike give us precious indications in order to constitute an authentic and not falsifying representing. More specifically, Platonic texts help us to understand that men’s good is the supreme criterion of every representation of men, especially in case of technological representing, because of its operational consequences towards the represented themselves.

Elvio Ancona Autore