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New Projects Seminar Series: A Speculative Inquiry into the Paradoxes of Overproduction of Knowledge in the Age of Generative AI: Implications for the Social Sciences

Dr. Anastas Vangeli, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

Event supported by NAWA Welcome to Poland.


The introduction of generative AI will inevitably accelerate the production of vast quantities of research work, thereby fundamentally altering the conventional knowledge production and dissemination practices in the social sciences. While this development presents significant opportunities to make the field of knowledge production more democratic and inclusive than ever before, it also raises concerns regarding the potential overproduction, quality, and impact of knowledge. This seminar explores some facets of the paradox of knowledge overproduction in the era of generative AI, drawing from a variety of social theoretical perspectives. The presentation will examine the social and ethical implications of AI-powered overproduction of knowledge, as well as potential strategies to address this challenge and promote a more democratic and socially responsible approach to knowledge production in the social sciences.

The seminar is open to all.


Dr. Anastas Vangeli
GSSR graduate
Dr. Anastas Vangeli, a GSSR graduate, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, focusing on Global China and its ideational impact abroad, Europe-China relations, economic nationalism, and non-market strategy in the age of global uncertainty. His work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Contemporary China, The China Journal, China and World Economy, Asia Europe Journal, and Nationalities Papers. He has also published policy reports for leading European think tanks, including the European Union Institute for Security Studies and the European Institute for the Mediterranean.

Anastas is also a Research Fellow at the EU*Asia Institute at the ESSCA School of Management, Angers and Shanghai, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Torino World Affairs Institute. He obtained his PhD in Sociology from IFiS PAN in 2020, and has been affiliated with CONSIRT (consirt.osu.edu).

Listen to Dr. Anastas Vangeli’s talk on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy2S837b2VA