Automation by Design is a global, interdisciplinary, virtual symposium on the politics and culture of digital automation, to be held Friday through Saturday, February 17 & 18, 2023. Hosted by the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering & University Libraries, this two-day symposium explores “The platformization of society, fueled by automation and machine learning, impacts IT users in deleterious, discriminatory, democracy-threatening, and at times deadly, ways that intersect and compound. This symposium will include papers that explore how automation—from its algorithmic and architectural design to its structuring, materiality, maintenance, and use—has developed jointly with social politics.”
The program features a range of sessions, including language models, recruitment and hiring algorithms, race and automation, design justice, and academic surveillance.
The symposium is free, but registration is required.
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