Slow AI

May 2: The culture of speed in late capitalism forces us to “hurry up” for the sake of efficiency and productivity, poke and prodded by automated AI systems. What if we slowed down at work and in life by slowing down our AI? Slow AI and The Culture of Speed

Montreal AI Ethics Institute & Sociology of AI

Were you wondering why I’ve been so quiet in the New Year? I thought so. I’ve teamed up with Abhishek Gupta from the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) and Nga Than, sociology doctoral candidate at CUNY, to produce a weekly blog column on the Sociology of AI. Each week we tackle a sociology paper orContinue reading “Montreal AI Ethics Institute & Sociology of AI”

Social Justice and Tech Policy: What To Expect in 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 (good riddance!), what are key policy debates to look out for in 2021 that implicate technology and social justice? Because 2020 has been a turbulent year, raising many equity issues to the fore, I want to focus on those tech policies that will have the greatest impact on theContinue reading “Social Justice and Tech Policy: What To Expect in 2021”

Sociology for or of AI? Let’s invest more in both.

As a sociologist in AI, I often wonder what can sociology do for tech? How can the development of responsible or ethical AI benefit from sociologists’ insights, perspectives, and research? To answer that question, like any decent researcher, I turned to the sociology of AI literature and quickly realized that there isn’t one. Why not?Continue reading “Sociology for or of AI? Let’s invest more in both.”