Atlas of AI Book Talk tonight

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Kokil Jaidka

Sep 28, 2021, 9:27:08 PM9/28/21
Hi there,


You're welcome to join the Asian launch for Professor Kate Crawford's new book: Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence (Yale University Press, 2021). This book maps out the planetary networks of AI systems and how they are reshaping the world toward undemocratic governance and increased inequality.


Time: Sep 29, 2021, 08:00 PM (Singapore)


Registration Link: (zoom webinar, free of charge)


Book author & main speaker: Professor Kate Crawford is renowned for her world-leading scholarship on AI (artificial intelligence) from social, political, and cultural perspectives. Formerly founding director of the AI Now Institute at NYU, Crawford is currently a Research Professor of Communication and STS at the Annenberg School of University of Southern California, a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, and the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Her academic research has been published in journals such as NatureScience, and Information, Communication & Society. Beyond academic journals, she has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers’ Magazine, among others. Her work also includes collaborative art projects and critical visual design. Her project Anatomy of an AI System with Vladan Joler — which maps the full lifecycle of the Amazon Echo — won the Beazley Design of the Year Award in 2019, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the V&A Museum in London.


Moderator: Dr. Rosemary Overell (Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore)


Lead discussants: Drs. Kokil Jaidka and Jack Linchuan Qiu (Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore)


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