What does AI feel like? Three talks and a conversation
Join Minna Ruckenstein, Ingvil Hellstrand and Jill Walker Rettberg for three talks and a conversation about the emotional side of technology and AI.
Why do we feel excited, afraid, and frustrated by algorithms? This is a key question Minna Ruckenstein seeks to answer in her new book, The Feel of Algorithms. Minna Ruckenstein is Professor in Emerging Technologies in Society at the University of Helsinki.
Is it possible to combine the use of technology with a feminist ethics of care? Ingvil Hellstrand's work in the project Caring Futures: Developing Care Ethics for Technology-Mediated Care Practices aims to find out.
Are fear and anxiety making us long not just for a technological solution but for a technological saviour? That's one of Jill Walker Rettberg's arguments in her new book, Machine Vision: How Algorithms are Changing the Way We See the World. Jill Walker Rettberg is Professor of Digital Culture and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Narrative at the University of Bergen.
About the speakers
Minna Ruckenstein is a professor at the Consumer Society Research Centre at the University of Helsinki. She directs The Datafied Life Collaboratory that studies processes of digitalization/datafication by highlighting emotional, social, political and economic aspects of current and emerging data practices. The disciplinary underpinnings of the work range from anthropology of technology, science and technology studies and communication to consumer economics.
Ingvil Hellstrand is an Associate Professor at the Department of Caring and Ethics at the University of Stavanger. Her research is in gender diversity, welfare and caring sciences research and artificial intelligence and science fiction. Hellstrand recently won the University of Stavanger's award for dissemination and societal engagement.
Jill Walker Rettberg is Co-Director of the Center for Digital Narrative at the University of Bergen, and Professor of Digital Culture. She also leads the ERC project Machine Vision in Everyday Life: Playful Interactions with Visual Technologies in Digital Art, Games, Narratives and Social Media. Her latest book is Machine Vision: How Algorithms are Changing the Way We See the World, out on Polity Press in September 2023. Her previous books include Seeing Ourselves Through Technology and Blogging.