With Dr. Lucy Suchman, Professor Emerita of the Anthropology of Science and Technology at Lancaster University in the UK
The current revival of artificial intelligence (AI) includes an upsurge of investment in automating military intelligence on the part of the US Department of Defense. A series of programs within the various branches of the US military share a technopolitical imaginary of fully integrated, comprehensive and real-time ‘situational awareness’ across US theaters of operation. Much less attention is paid, however, to fundamental questions regarding translations from signals and images to understanding and response. This talk will foreground those questions and through them question the premises of trust in data that underwrite the military imaginary.
This event is sponsored by PittCyber and hosted by the Writing Institute and Sara Fine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.