Donnerstag, 02. Februar 2023, 19:00 - 20:30 iCal

Public Lecture Governance of Digital Practices

The Algorithm is a Convenient Lie: Rethinking expertise and invisibility to support decolonial digital practice


Online Event

Talk by Noopur Raval, PhD (University of California Santa Cruz)


As AI, Machine Learning and algorithmic processing get more and more embedded in our digitally mediated communications and transactions, it has become necessary to interrogate algorithms as political and social objects. One critique that scholars and journalists offer is to point at a so-called AI or automated system and reveal the actually low-paid humans behind the AI - often brown and black bodies especially from the majority of the world engaged in supposedly boring and repetitive work to make the fantasy of automation and intelligence look real. We are in a moment where multiple critiques of AI, techno-colonialism and labor exploitation have emerged.


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