Home Departmental News Event: Countertechnologies at the Edgelands

Event: Countertechnologies at the Edgelands

Launch event (Feb 20, UC San Diego):  AI at the Edgelands: Data Analytics in States of In/Security

Keynote: Dr. Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University) 

Suchman is a leading expert on the automation of war, having testified at the United Nations, as well as a SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award winner, former president of the Society for Social Studies of Science, and a member of the Advisory Board of AI Now. See the abstract and RSVP here

A panel following the keynote will discuss how data analytics and surveillance technologies already affect life in the San Diego and Tijuana region.

Community panel: 

  • Graciela Zamudio, Executive Director and Founder of Alma Migrante (Tijuana) will speak about data and human rights in Mexico
  • Paul Khalid Alexander, Professor, City College, and Founder, Pillars of the Community (San Diego) will speak about the history of gang databases and surveillance
  • Tina Givens, Driver and Organizer, Rideshare Drivers United (San Diego/Tijuana) will speak about data surveillance, algorithmic decision making, and gig workers 

Conference (Feb 28, San Diego & Feb 29, Tijuana): 

This AI-focused event launches our cross-border conference, Counter-technologies at the Edgelands (February 28 & 29, 2020) to be held in San Diego and Tijuana. For more details about the conference and registration, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/counter-technologies-at-the-edgelands-conference-registration-87210724625

Co-sponsored by UCSD Institute for Practical Ethics, Design Lab, Division of Social Sciences, Communication, History, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Science Studies, Arts and Humanities, International Institute, Institute of Arts and Humanities, Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, SPACES, South Asia Initiative, Cross Cultural Center, Groundwork Books; and Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (Tijuana).

Website: https://edgelandtech.ucsd.edu/

En español: https://edgelandtech.ucsd.edu/ia-en-tierras-limitrofes-inauguracion-y-conferencia-magistral-20-feb/

Related Articles