2018 Fay Gale Lecture #2: Professor Genevieve Bell

As part of Social Sciences Week, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with The University of Adelaide’s Fay Gale Centre is pleased to present the 2018 Fay Gale Lecture:


Presented by Professor Genevieve Bell

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ABSTRACT: 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 2018, 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

2018 Fay Gale Lecture – Adelaide

Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and...
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