Jacopo Domenicucci

Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Jacopo Domenicucci, normalien (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris) and professeur agrégé de philosophie, studies trust since 2014 and digital trust since 2015. On trust, he published “Trust as a two-place relation” with Richard Holton (Oxford University Press 2017), and “Trust, Agency and Discrimination” (Rivista di Estetica 2017), and edited Trusting Institutions (Rosenberg&Sellier 2018). On digital trust, he published “Trust, Extended Memories and Social Media” (Palgrave Macmillan 2018) and edited La confiance à l'ère numérique (Berger-Levrault/Rue d'Ulm 2018) with Milad Doueihi. His research was presented at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, University of Minho, University of Turin, CNRS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), FMSH, and CEM (Paris). At the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence he has run the Trust and AI Seminar with Rune Nyrup. He is a member of the Cambridge "Trust and Technology" Strategic Research Initiative.


Speeches di Jacopo Domenicucci

The digital institutions of trust

It is widely agreed that the digital transition of our societies has consequences in terms of political psychology: the public space of our liberal democracies is suffering from that. Building trust in our institutions and within the civil society is hence a major challenge in a digital society. How to understand this challenge and how to frame a response is controversial. AI-ICTs (Artificial Intelligence and Information and Communication Technologies) are increasingly emerging as new infrastructures for our communal life. But they haven't been designed for a beneficial management of people’s public trust. It is striking how little transparency and normative constraints we are currently putting on the digital infrastructures powering social life. Platform sociality, in particular, regularly betrays its promises to improve our societies, our collective decision-making and the means of political delegation. It rather seems to have divisive, tribal and trust-erosive effects. I reflect on the way various sorts of digital intermediaries have an impact on trust, trying to clarify the trust models currently on offer (e.g. decentralized) and their limits.

Lingua speech: Italian


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