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Resisting AI: A discussion with Dan McQuillan about his new book

25 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT

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Join us for an online Reading Group and the launch of Dan McQuillan’s book Resisting AI

In Resisting AI, Dr Dan McQuillan calls for us to resist AI as we know it and restructure it by prioritising the common good over algorithmic optimisation. He sets out an anti-fascist approach to AI that replaces exclusions with caring, proposes people’s councils as a way to restructure AI through mutual aid and outlines new mechanisms that would adapt to changing times by supporting collective freedom.


Dan McQuillan

Dr Dan McQuillan
Department of Computing, University of London.

Dan is Lecturer in Creative & Social Computing in the Department of Computing. He has a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, and prior to academia he worked as Amnesty International’s Director of E-communications. His research focuses on the resonances between forms of computational operation and their specific social consequences, especially in relation to machine learning & AI. He is currently writing a book on ‘AI for the People’ for Bristol University Press.


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25 October 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEDT