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Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power


Current Events

Summer School

We had initially planned to host a summer school in Cambridge in July 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Summer School will now be held virtually from 12 to 16 July 2021. Enroll here.

Public Events

The Seminar will continue to host a series of public events each addressing key research findings from the Seminar theme. Prior events can be found here.

Seminar Virtual Events

The HoAI Reading Group will be held monthly for the duration of the Seminar and will be made accessible online for international participants who join the mailing list. In addition, we will offer a series of Methods and Critical Issues Training modules on disciplinary theories and methods, and Community Research Seminars highlighting new work.

Concluding Symposium

The Seminar will end with a Concluding Symposium for core Seminar members, held at the University of Cambridge in December 2021.


Past Events

Reading Group

Introduction to Seminar Theme: Encoded Behaviour
Wednesday 20 May 2020, 16:00–18:00 BST

Introduction to Seminar Theme: Hidden Labour (Part I)
Wednesday 17 June 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Introduction to Seminar Theme: Cognitive Injustice
Wednesday 15 July 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Introduction to Seminar Theme: Disingenuous Rhetoric
Wednesday 19 August 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Discussion of Seminar Theme: Hidden Labour (Part II)
Wednesday 16 September 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Machinic Excitement and Anxiety in the Nineteenth Century
Wednesday 21 October 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

On Turing and Learning Machines
Wednesday 18 November 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Scientific Management, Statistics, and the Instruments of Thought
Wednesday 16 December 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

AI and Knowledge
Wednesday 20 January 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Surrogate Humanity
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Race After Technology
Wednesday 17 March 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Data Colonialism
Wednesday 21 April 2021, 15:00–17:00 BST

Discriminating Data
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 15:00–17:00 BST

Syllabus and Synthesis
Wednesday 16 June 2021, 15:00–17:00 BST

Methods and Critical Issues Training

AI and Gender Studies
Wednesday 27 May 2020, 16:00–18:00 BST

History, Policy, Designing AI
Friday 24 July 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Doing Genealogy: Knowledge, Power, AI
Wednesday 26 August 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Historical Methods
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

A Feeling for the (Neural) Organism: An Interactive History of Connectionism
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Histories of AI and Asia: A Discussion
Friday 27 November 2020, 13:00–15:00 GMT

Racial Capitalism and Computing Technology
Friday 18 December 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Critical Theory and Quantification
Wednesday 20 January 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Algorithmic Cultures and the Environment
Wednesday 24 February 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

The Politics of Time and the Future
Wednesday 24 March 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

'Assistance,' Resistance and Algorithmic Cultures
Wednesday 28 April 2021, 15:00-17:00 BST

From Financialisation to Digitisation
Wednesday 2 June 2021, 15:00-17:00 PM BST

Community Research Seminar

Informal 'Meet and Greet'
Wednesday 24 June 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

Practices of Re-presentation: Zines, Visualizations & Outreach
Friday 28 August 2020, 15:00–17:00 BST

AI and Music
Friday 20 November 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

AI and Machine Learning Across Borders
Monday 21 December 2020, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Producing Decision Acts
Friday 29 January 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Research Award Winners
Friday 26 February 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

Imperial Technologies
Friday 26 March 2021, 15:00–17:00 GMT

HoAI Research Award Winners
Friday 30 April 2021, 15:00-17:00 BST

Idealizations of Behavior
Friday 4 June 2021, 15:00-17:00 PM BST

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