A critical dialogue with Safiya Noble, Bronwyn Carlson and Karaitiana Taiuru.
Automated decision making (ADM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly expanding into all aspects of our lives and radically reshaping our experiences of ourselves as well as our relations with one another, governmental entities, and corporations. Often framed as efficient, accurate and objective, these technologies can have widely disparate impacts across populations and societies, often exacerbating pre-existing inequalities, discrimination, and disadvantage. This event is part of a series of critical engagements with the various ways ADM/AI intersect with race/ethnicity, gender/sex, class, dis/ability, and space.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
10am- 11.30am (AEDT)
Online via Zoom
This event is hosted by the Centre’s Social Services Focus Area.
Assoc. Prof Safiya U. Noble
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Safiya U. Noble is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as the Co-Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2). Assoc. Prof Noble is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press 2018) and co-editor of The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online (Peter Lang 2016) and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier 2016)
Prof Bronwyn Carlson
Bronwyn Carlson is an Aboriginal woman who was born on and lives on D’harawal Country in NSW Australia and is Professor of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. She is also the founding and managing editor of the Journal of Global Indigeneity and the Director of The Centre for Global Indigenous Futures. Bronwyn is the author of Indigenous Digital Life: The Practice and Politics of Being Indigenous on Social Media (Palgrave 2021) and The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today? (Aboriginal Studies Press 2016), and co-editor of Indigenous People Rise Up: The Global Ascendancy of Social Media Activism (Rutgers UP 2021).
Karaitiana Taiuru JP is an interdisciplinary Māori academic and activist. He has several Iwi affiliations, including Ngāi Tahu (Koukourarata, Puketeraki, Rāpaki, Taumutu, Tūāhuriri, Waewae, Waihao, Waihopai, Wairewa); Ngāti Rārua; Ngāti Kahungunu (Ngāti Pāhauwera); Ngāti Hikairo (Ngāti Taiuru); Tūwharetoa (Tamakopiri); Ngāti Hauiti (Ngāti Haukaha); Ngāti Whitikaupeka; Pākehā.
Originally working in the ICT industry, he has been an advocate and proponent for digital Māori rights, cultural appropriation, data sovereignty/digital colonialism, te reo Māori revitalisation with technology, and Māori representation and Intellectual Property Rights.