EVENTS: Representations of AI

The Digital Humanities Research Hub at the University of London are hosting two upcoming seminars, in which scholars and researchers “scrutinize representations of ‘intelligent machines’, and discuss how memes, literature, gender stereotypes, and colonial histories shape AI and the role it plays in today’s society. Conceived as a series of conversations, the seminar brings together experts from across the arts, humanities, and computational sciences to reflect on the social and cultural influences shaping the development of AI technologies.”

  • AI, Science Fiction and Imagined Technological Futures
    • Panelists discuss how science fiction, (especially the dys- or utopian portrayal of technological futures) percolates in current discussions of AI.
    • , 12:30PM – 2:00PM GMT
  • AI Branding, Memes & Narratives
    • Panelists discuss the representation of AI from the angle of communication and design. We have a closer look at the images, narratives memes and metaphors used to portray AI, and aim understand their wider political and ideological implications.
    • , 12:00PM – 1:30PM GMT

Both seminars will be held virtually and are free to attend.

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