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AI Ethics online: Refracting social norms through AI

AI Ethics seminar with Ericka Johnson, professor of gender and society, Linköping University.

Refracting social norms through AI

When new technologies are introduced to a social context they can be used as metaphorical lenses to help us see and become aware of norms and values that otherwise go unarticulated and unnoticed. AI works this way, too. This seminar starts with a discussion of how technologies can be used to make visible social norms and then moves to some specific examples taken from AI to ask what values (held by which actors) are becoming enrolled and enacted in the introduction and development of the technology. 

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About the speaker

Ericka JohnsonEricka Johnson, professor of gender and society, Linköping University, Sweden, has an interdisciplinary background in sociology, gender studies, and science & technology studies. Her work explores how technologies refract discourses, articulate silent understandings, highlight cultural values, and make tangible social norms. She is the author of several monographs and anthologies, including Refracting through Technology (Routledge 2019). Together with Dr. Katherine Harrison, she is currently leading an interdisciplinary research project on the ethics and social consequences of AI and caring robots.
Category Seminar
Location: Zoom
Starts: 16 February, 2021, 13:15
Ends: 16 February, 2021, 14:15

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