30 March 23 -
31 March 23
European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and online.
Workshop: „AI-Technology as Interactional Human Culture. Language, Data Practice and Social Struggle“
In this interdisciplinary workshop, we discuss AI culture from a critical anthropological, sociological and linguistic perspective. We treat AI-culture as human and interactional practice and investigate it as embedded in wider social structures as well as linguistic conditions. Within this view, users and programmers of AI are no autonomous individuals but part of communities based on social affiliation, language, shared cultural practice and economic intentions. Together with scholars and practitioners, we seek to give attention to the people behind the systems and to their societal and linguistic embeddings and critically engage with the role of living human and ‘enlanguaged’ beings within AI systems.
We are pleased to announce following keynote speakers:
Emily M. Bender, University of Washington
Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, University of Warsaw
Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen
Nicolas Flores-Herr, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems
Marie-Theres Fester-Seeger, PhD
Prof. Dr. Britta Schneider
International Workshop at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, co-funded by the ZeM – Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies within the annual focus 2022/2023 „Digital Realities“