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Ethnographic artificial intelligence (2021)


Artificial intelligence research is seldom conducted ethnographically. Nevertheless, the field itself has a distinctive culture – an engineering imaginary within which ‘general intelligence’ is considered to be a phenomenon that can be both defined and tested by reference to some universal (probably mathematical) standard. This paper describes a research agenda that sets out to question those assumptions, through a programme of ethnographic field work, collaborating with computer scientists and educators in several countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Authors & Contributors
McCullough, Philip Murray
Negrotti, Massimo
Katina Michael
Bowman, Diana M.
Meg Leta Jones
Ramona Pringle
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Science, Technology and Human Values
Spontaneous Generations
Technology's Stories
History and Technology
MIT Press
Arizona State University
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Duke University
Artificial intelligence
Computers and computing
Technology and society
Human-machine interaction
Machine learning
Technology and ethics
Turing, Alan Mathison
Ishiguro, Hiroshi
Nishimura, Makoto
Mori, Masahiro
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
United States

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