Professor Kate Crawford

Leading scholar of AI's social implications, and author of Atlas of AI

About Professor Kate

Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social implications of artificial intelligence. Her work focuses on understanding large-scale data systems in the wider contexts of history, politics, labor, and the environment. She is a Research Professor at USC Annenberg, a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC, and she currently holds the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Kate’s work also includes collaborative projects and visual investigations. Her project Anatomy of an AI System with Vladan Joler won the Beazley Design of the Year Award, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her collaboration with the artist Trevor Paglen produced Training Humans – the first major exhibition of the images used to train AI systems. Their investigative essay, Excavating AI, won the Ayrton Prize from the British Society for the History of Science. Crawford’s latest book, Atlas of AI, was published by Yale University Press this month, and has been described as “timely and urgent” by Science.

Their Sessions

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021
In-Person Session

How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? Kate Crawford, with more than a...

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