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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... a faculty position at MIT to work as the director of research and design at the Algorithmic Justice League, the organization that was founded by Dr. Joy Buolamwini to create a movement for more equitable and accountable artificial intelligence. There's so much happening in that space. Just today, Dr. Timnit...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
...Caroline E. Schuster; Kristen M. Schuster Abstract This article argues that critical AI studies should make a methodological investment in “thick description” to counteract the tendency both within computational design and business settings to presume (or, in the case of start-ups, hope...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... generated; coercion, in that architectures, datasets, algorithms, and the like are controlled by designers and platforms rather than users; systemic privacy violations; and the absence of academic freedom covering corporation-based research, such that results can be hyped in accordance with business...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
..., data universalism, and unintentional criti-hype. As the authors touch upon each contribution to this special issue, they call for critical AI studies to forge an interdisciplinary community of practice, alert to ontological commitments, design justice principles, and spaces of dissensus. Copyright ©...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... with their everyday lives” (56). This book moves beyond an earlier critical focus on the “digital divide” to illuminate how the design of digital devices marketed for middle-class users in the Western world is not sensitive to the needs of Portuguese-speaking Brazilians. For example, unreliable access to energy...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... is to produce “a duplicate world of fetishized appearances, independent of human practice.” The same naturalization, we contend, underlies the imagery that Li and her colleagues chose in the design of the Stanford Vision Lab logo ( fig. 1 ). The logo adapts The False Mirror ( fig. 2 ), a 1928 painting...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
..., what becomes of Popper's warning? Has the threat of totalizing political ideology been replaced by the (in many ways bathetic) threat of poorly designed AI products? It is more likely that those two aspects of the contemporary world have joined to create a new kind of threat, but it is nevertheless...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... of this introduction). If you are a technologist, you may wonder what specifically is meant by my title, “Humanities in the Loop.” You will of course recognize the pun on “human in the loop,” a common feature in the design of automated systems. 2 But you may question the implied corollary—that close interaction...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
..., Ruha . 2019 . Race after Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code . Cambridge : Polity . Berners-Lee, Tim , and Mark Fischetti . 1999 . Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor . New York : HarperBusiness . Brown...
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Critical AI (2023) 1 (1-2)
Published: 01 October 2023
... as germinal works of “political science fiction.” This term usually designates science fiction that is political, so to speak, but Botting's disciplinary background equips her to emphasize the first half of the copula: political science that is fiction. She shows that Shelley and her successors do political...