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Feminist AI Lecture Series #2

11. Oktober 2023, 17.00 Uhr ONLINE via Webex

Vortrag von Kerry McInerney (UK) und Caroline Sinders (US) im Rahmen der Reihe Feminist AI Lecture Series.

Kerry McInerney ist Forscherin, Journalistin und Mitherausgeberin der gerade erschienenen Publikation Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Data, Algorithms and Intelligent Machines bei Oxford University Press und der demnächst erscheinenden Sammlung zum Podcast The Good Robot: Feminist Voices on the Future of Technology (Februar 2024) bei Bloomsbury Academic.

Dr Kerry McInerney (née Mackereth) is a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she researches anti-Asian racism and AI, the geopolitics of AI and feminist approaches to AI ethics. Kerry is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, where she brings complex conversations about gender, race and artificial intelligence to wide audiences. She is a Research Fellow at AI Now and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL. She is also the host of the Good Robot podcast on gender, feminism and technology; the co-editor of the new anthology Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Data, Algorithms and Intelligent Machines, and the co-editor of the forthcoming collection The Good Robot: Why Technology Needs Feminism. For her work she has been recognised as one of the top 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.

Caroline Sinders ist Künstlerin und Forscherin und initiierte bereits im Jahr 2017 die Arbeit Feminist Data Set, auf das viele Künstler*innen und Wissenschafter*innen referenzieren.

Caroline Sinders is an award winning critical designer, researcher, and artist. For the past few years, they have been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, intersectional justice, systems design, harm, and politics in digital conversational spaces and technology platforms. They have worked with the United Nations, Amnesty International, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, Google’s PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research group), Ars Electronica’s AI Lab, the Weizenbaum Institute, the Mozilla Foundation, Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sci Art Resonances program with the European Commission, and the International Center of Photography. Their work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, Telematic Media Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Wired, Slate, Hyperallergic, Clot Magazine, Quartz, the Channels Festival, and others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Die Vortragsreihe, initiert von der Forschungsgruppe Critical Data der Abteilung Interface Cultures und dem akg (Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen) der Kunstuniversität Linz, präsentiert inspirierende Vorträge zu Gender und KI. 

In a technological landscape, where media discourse on AI is dominated by longtermism and hegemonic male, cis-gendered voices, discussions on the current power dynamics within the global AI ecosystem, and the subsequent impact onsociety is a main concern. Looking into AI through the perspective of gender and feminist thought, has allowed artists and scholars to interrogate the technology and its surrounding infrastructure through a critical lens, to rethink current structures and processes that define AI technology, but also to speculateon possible AI futures.

The Feminist AI lecture series will present inspiring lectures on gender and AI. Throughout this autumn, the series will bring together a diverse range of lectures by artists and scholars working at the intersection of technology, art and gender, who will present how feminist thinking and intersectional experience has influenced their work.

The Feminist AI lecture series is initiated by the Critical Data research group at Interface Cultures department and the akg (workinggroup for equal opportunities) of University of Arts Linz.

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weitere Termine

08.11.2023 17PM (CEST)
Petra Gemeinböck (AT) - physical lecture & performance
Noor Stenfert Kroese (NL)

22.11.2023 17PM (CEST)
Paola Ricaurte Quijano (MX)
Alexia Achilleos (CY/FI)

13.12.2023 17PM (CEST)
Catherine D’Ignazio (US)
Vanessa Graf (AT)

10.01.2024 17PM (CEST)
Os Keyes (US)
Qingyi Ren (CN/UK/CH)

The Critical Data course is part of the Interface Cultures Masterprogramme / Institute of Media at University of Arts Linz. Critical Data examines the relationship between artists, critical mediation and use of data, dataprocessing systems and related knowledge. Not only can artists make visible how systems of digitisation work, but also how they do not. We critically investigate the place that society and its environment can take in relation to the latest technological developments. Critical Data questions the handling of technology and explores artistic worlds in the digitalcosmos, operating between promise, manipulation and conspiracy.
Critical Data is headed by Univ.Prof. Mag.art Manuela Naveau,PhD.


Plakat zur Vortragsreihe "Feminist AI Lecture Series"

Kerry McInerney

Caroline Sinders