Kate Crawford: Atlas of AI
March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Kate Crawford is a leading academic on the social, cultural and political implications of artificial intelligence. For over a decade, her work has focused on understanding large-scale data systems in the wider contexts of politics, history, labor, and the environment. She is inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York. In 2019, she and the artist Trevor Paglen produced the Training Humans exhibition at Fondazione Prada’s Osservatorio, on the images used to train AI systems. Her collaborative projects Anatomy of an AI System and Excavating AI have won international awards, and her new book is Atlas of AI: On Power, Politics and the Planetary Costs of AI (Yale 2021).
This event is part of the 2nd Season of the Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (https://www.feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com), organized by Dr. Alex Ketchum. This series was made possible thanks to our sponsors: SSHRC (and the Initiative for Digital Citizen Research), the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF), Milieux, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Algorithmic Media Observatory, MILA, Cinema Politics, McGill’s Department of History and Classical Studies, Black Feminist Futures Working Group, the Sustainability Projects Fund, Moving Image Research Laboratory, The McGill Writing Centre, MUTEK IMG, the Intersectionality Research Hub, and Machine Agencies.