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Call for papers: The rise of AI society -workshop in Helsinki

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THE RISE OF AI SOCIETY
MID-TERM WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY RN24 (SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
NETWORK) OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
MAY 28-29 2020; HELSINKI, FINLAND

During the past few years, numerous countries and organizations have published
dozens of policies and strategies regarding the development of artificial
intelligence. The permeation of AI, machine learning and algorithmic thinking
into an increasing number of facets of everyday life, from banking and
medicine to transportation and law suggests that AI is becoming increasingly
ubiquitous in society. For science and technology studies (STS) this provides
a unique opportunity to study and understand social and technological change.
Not least since the development of AI touches upon so many of the central
themes within STS.
This workshop invites presentations which examine the rise of AI in society
and the consequences that is has in everyday life. Possible topics for
presentation topics may include, but is not limited to:

- AI and governance

- Algorithmic culture

- AI and privacy/surveillance

- AI in different professions such as healthcare, law, and
transportation

- The design of AI systems

- AI at home

- Restructuring of activities for the application of AI, for example
in a workplace

- The role of AI in organizational change

- Implications of AI in knowledge production

- Methodological approaches to study AI
We invite contributions from researchers at all stages of the academic career,
but we particularly encourage early career researchers to submit abstracts.
Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.
Keynote speakers:
Ilpo Heln (University of Eastern Finland): What do algorithms do? An approach
for a sociology of datafication of health care.
Francis Lee (Uppsala University): The Politics of Algorithms: The Challenge of
AI, Big Data and Digitalization for Social Inquiry

Abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2020. Abstracts should be
submitted to aaro.tupasela@helsinki.fi. For
further information please contact Aaro Tupasela
(aaro.tupasela@helsinki.fi) or Heta Tarkkala
(heta.tarkkala@helsinki.fi)


Aaro Tupasela, DSocSc, Docent
Kone Foundation research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Helsinki

aaro.tupasela@helsinki.fi
Twitter: @AaroTupasela

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