Decolonising Artificial Intelligence?

Seminar/Forum

Decolonising Artificial Intelligence?

The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) was codified at a conference in the American summer of 1956. It was summarised to mean the attempts to 'make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve the kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves'. That initial formulation, a product of a particular time and place, has framed a great deal of research ever since. But what exactly is AI in 2019, and why does it loom so very large in our conversations about the future? In this talk, Professor Genevieve Bell will explore the ways in which AI, and our imaginings of it, could be subject to an anthropologically inspired set of interventions.

Presenter

  • Professor Genevieve  Bell
    Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University