BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//MIT STS - ECPv4.9.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:MIT STS X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for MIT STS BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:"America/New_York" BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20190310T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20191103T060000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20200308T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20201101T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20191107T170000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20191107T190000 DTSTAMP:20191013T152854 CREATED:20190731T145001Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191003T141002Z SUMMARY:ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MODERN WARFARE DESCRIPTION:\nIn collaboration with Anthropology\, Comparative Media Studies/Writing\, and History. \nArtificial Intelligence and Targeted Killing \nLucy Suchman\, Lancaster University\, UK \nIn June of 2018\, following a campaign initiated by activist employees within the company\, Google announced its intention not to renew a US Defense Department contract for Project Maven\, an initiative to automate the identification of military targets based on drone video footage. Defendants of the program argued that that it would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of US drone operations\, not least by enabling more accurate recognition of those who are the program’s legitimate targets and\, by implication\, sparing the lives of noncombatants. But this promise begs a more fundamental question: What relations of reciprocal familiarity does recognition presuppose? And in the absence of those relations\, what schemas of categorization inform our readings of the Other? The focus of a growing body of scholarship\, this question haunts not only US military operations but an expanding array of technologies of social sorting. Understood as apparatuses of recognition (Barad 2007: 171)\, Project Maven and the US program of targeted killing are implicated in perpetuating the very architectures of enmity that they take as their necessitating conditions. Taking any apparatus for the identification of those who comprise legitimate targets for the use of violent force as problematic\, this talk joins a growing body of scholarship on the technopolitical logics that underpin an increasingly violent landscape of institutions\, infrastructures and actions\, promising protection to some but arguably contributing to our collective insecurity. My concern is with the asymmetric distributions of sociotechnologies of (in)security\, their deadly and injurious effects\, and the legal\, ethical\, and moral questions that haunt their operations. I close with some thoughts on how we might interrupt the workings of these apparatuses\, in the service of wider movements for social justice. \n URL: LOCATION:56-114 CATEGORIES:Colloquium END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20191118T163000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20191118T190000 DTSTAMP:20191013T152854 CREATED:20190731T151457Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191011T175605Z SUMMARY:ARTHUR MILLER LECTURE ON SCIENCE AND ETHICS DESCRIPTION:With a focus on the Miller Lecture’s mission to explore the humanistic\, social\, legal\, and cultural dimensions of scientific and technological developments\, the event committee is producing a panel discussion featuring leaders in identifying many of the social complexities and challenges that have arisen with computation and especially with artificial intelligence and machinery learning. \nPANELISTS\nKate Crawford\, AI Now Institute\, NYU \nMarie Hicks\, Illinois Institute of Technology \nArvind Narayanan\, Princeton University \n\n\n\n\n URL: LOCATION:Bartos Theater\, E15 Atrium Level\, 20 Ames Street END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20200319T170000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20200319T190000 DTSTAMP:20191013T152854 CREATED:20190801T162811Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190801T162811Z SUMMARY:ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ETHICS DESCRIPTION:Speakers: \nStephanie Dick\, University of Pennsylvania\n Paul Dourish\, University of California\, Irvine\n Kate Klonick\, St. John’s University\n Safiya Noble\, University of California\, Los Angeles\n URL: LOCATION:56-114 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID="America/New_York":20200414T160000 DTEND;TZID="America/New_York":20200414T183000 DTSTAMP:20191013T152854 CREATED:20190801T162941Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190801T162941Z SUMMARY:MORISON LECTURE AND PRIZE IN SCIENCE\, TECHNOLOGY\, AND SOCIETY DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Dr. Alondra Nelson\, President\, Social Science Research Council\n “The Social Life of DNA: Race\, Reparations\, and Reconciliation After the Genome”\n URL: LOCATION:E51 – Wong Auditorium\, 2 Amherst Street\, Cambridge\, MA\, United States END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR