How confinement has shown the limits of an all-digital society

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A masked delivery man carries an Amazon parcel and an envelope through the streets of Paris on April 15, 2020, on the 30th day of confinement. Joël Saget / AFP

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Antonio Casilli, professor of sociology at Télécom Paris and associate researcher at EHESS, is the guest of L'Atelier des Médias. His perspective as an informed sociologist on digital issues is precious in these times of crisis.


In this interview with Antonio Casilli , we talk about logistics chains during containment (from warehouses to “last mile workers”), how telework was organized and experienced (cognitive overload), micro-workers from the web and their role on artificial intelligence. Finally, we wonder: should we dismantle the digital giants? For our guest, we must "  put the platforms face to their own weaknesses  ", for the public good.

Antonio Casilli is the author of “  Waiting for the robots - Click work investigation  ” (Seuil, 2019).

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