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The Fall and Rise of AI: Investigating AI Narratives with Computational Methods (2020)


By applying techniques used to understand large corpora within the digital humanities to a dataset of over 100,000 film subtitles ranging from the era of silent film to the present, this chapter presents a qualitative and quantitative overview of salient themes and trends in the way artificial intelligence is portrayed and discussed in twentieth- and twenty-first-century film. Examples are provided that demonstrate how combining the tools of traditional literary analysis with computational techniques for analysing large quantities of text can lead us to important texts, patterns, and nuanced insights that complement those derived from manual study alone.

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Authors & Contributors
Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich
Maienschein, Jane A.
Gibson, Abraham Hill
Damerow, Julia
Renn, Jürgen
Ermus, Cindy
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of the History of Biology
Social Studies of Science
Engineering Studies
Science, Technology and Human Values
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
University of Nebraska Press
MIT Press
University of Southern California
University of Michigan Press
Digital humanities
Computational methods
Research methods
Data collection; methods
Qualitative research
Garelli, Paul
Gardin, Jean-Claude
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
Lagos, Nigeria
United States

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