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Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power

1:30pm-2:30pm on Friday 26 March

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Fears about misinformation, fake news, stolen elections, and events like the recent ‘A-Level Algorithm’ debacle demand reflection on the aims of our digital future. Where, exactly, are we going, and why? Understanding our future requires understanding our past - where we’re coming from determines where we’re going. It’s not just the hype, but the history of artificial intelligence that matters. Our panel unites experts in the History of Science and Technology and in Literary Studies for an interactive hour-long presentation drawn from sustained dialogue with hundreds of scholars based around the globe.

Presented by the co-organisers of the 2020-2021 Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars on 'Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power.'

  • Sarah Dillon (Faculty of English) – Co-editor of AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines
  • Jonnie Penn(Department of History and Philosophy of Science) – Research Fellow at St. Edmund’s College and Harvard University
  • Richard Staley(Department of History and Philosophy of Science) – Author of Einstein’s Generation, co-organiser of Making Climate History

See the Seminar's website here.

Booking/Registration is: RECOMMENDED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Unlimited
Theme: Society
Accessibility: Transcript, Closed Captions
Image copyright: Photo credit: Patrick Lindenberg, @heapdump

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