AI and Society Reading Group

AI and Society Reading Group meets once a month to discuss new and seminal books and articles on digital technologies, focusing on ethical, societal and political challenges of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our online meetings are open to all. We also have a Slack workspace.

AI and Society Reading Group 2022/2023 Schedule.

Our meetings thus far:

  • 8 March, 2023 – What’s the matter with longtermism?
  • 15 February, 2023 – AI Act and legitimacy in EU digital regulatory policy making.
  • 4 January, 2023 – Digital technologies and the political; Berg, S., Staemmler, D. & Thiel, T. Political Theory of the Digital Constellation. Z Politikwiss 32, 251–265 (2022).
  • 7 December, 2022 – Frontiers of artificial intelligence or how to manage emerging technologies in research and practice?; Nicholas Berente, Bin Gu, Jan Recker, Radhika Santanam, Managing Artificial Intelligence, MIS Quarterly, Vol 45, No 3, 2021.
  • 9 November, 2022 – What is old and what is new in AI ethics or how to deal with AI hype?; R.U.R. by Karel Čapek (1920).
  • 2 December, 2021 – AI regulation and realist political theory; article discussed: Attila Gyulai, Anna Ujlaki, “The political AI: A realist account of AI regulation”
  • 28 October, 2021 – post-humanism and AI; book discussed: Ignas Kalpokas, “Malleable, Digital, and Posthuman: A Permanently Beta Life” (2021)
  • 23 September, 2021 – technological determinism and tech solutionism, reading materials available on Slack
  • 24 June, 2021 – a possibility Artificial General Intelligence; book discussed: Erik J. Larson, “The Myth of Artificial Intelligence” (2021)
  • 27 May, 2021 – AI and human values; book discussed: Brian Christian, “The Alignment Problem: How Can Machines Learn Human Values?” (2020)

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