Media@Sydney: Automated Decision Making and Society – Julian Thomas (RMIT University) – School of Literature, Art and Media Media@Sydney: Automated Decision Making and Society – Julian Thomas (RMIT University) – School of Literature, Art and Media

Media@Sydney: Automated Decision Making and Society – Julian Thomas (RMIT University)

Digital media industries are at the head of a new wave of automation, driven by an expanding array of intelligent technologies, from deep learning to blockchains. Automation promises great benefits, but concerns abound over the prospects of industry disruption, increasing inequality, declining productivity, and diminishing economic security. With the rapid expansion of automated decision making, new risks to human rights and welfare are emerging. This talk reviews current developments in automation, and considers the ways in which researchers in media studies may contribute to the emergence of ethical, responsible and inclusive automation.

Julian Thomas is Professor of Media and Communications at RMIT University. He leads the Technology, Communications and Policy Lab in RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre. Julian’s recent publications include Internet on the Outstation (INC, 2016), Measuring the Digital Divide (2016, 2017, 2018), The Informal Media Economy (Polity, 2015), and Fashioning Intellectual Property (Cambridge UP, 2012). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, and is actively involved in a wide range of consumer, research and policy organisations in the technology and communications sectors.

 

Location

MECO Seminar Room, S226, John Woolley Building A20, University of Sydney

Date

Mar 15 2019
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Time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost

Free

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John Woolley Building (A20)
University of Sydney NSW 2006
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