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AI Infodemic Reading Group: Session 1

Event Type
Informational
Sponsor
University Library
Virtual
Date
Feb 9, 2021   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Cost
No Cost
Contact
Sarah Appedu
E-Mail
sappedu2@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Library Calendar

Artificial intelligence is increasingly shaping the future of information seeking, discovery, and curation. While AI may claim to make these practices easier, several scholars have been raising essential questions about the nature of this technology and its implications for racial justice, political polarization, and privacy in the information ecosystem.

 

The first session of the AI Infodemic: Interrogating Algorithms of Information Seeking reading group kicks off with readings about the context under which AI has become a concern in information professions. Topics covered will include surveillance capitalism, corporate ethics, and the current state of AI technology.

 

For a complete list of materials covered in this session, view the schedule on the program website. Join our mailing list to receive the link to the Zoom meeting and regular updates about the program.

 

The AI Infodemic: Interrogating Algorithms of Information Seeking reading group is sponsored by the HRI Research Cluster: AI & Society: Privacy, Ethics and (Dis)Information.

 

Co-organizers: Sarah Appedu (MLS Student) & Lisa Hinchliffe (Library Faculty)

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