AI ABOLITION: What does it mean to resist?

AI ABOLITION: What does it mean to resist?

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The Jago

440 Kingsland Road


E8 4AA

United Kingdom

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In this workshop we will explore radical narratives about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its supersession.

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The workshop:

AI is nowadays invading our social and political worlds. Governments and private actors have been bombarding us with AI snake-oil projects which have been used to foster social injustice, rather than mitigate it.

Opening a discussion inspired by the book 'Resisting AI: An Anti-Fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence', we will examine AI's political effects, exposing how it's related to necropolitics, neoliberalism and fascism. Through a critical lens, this workshop will expose how and why we should resist status-quo narratives that promote this technology as the way to navigate through the crisis our society is immersed in. We will expose how the lifecycle of AI is currently oppressing marginalised communities and which ways of resistance are being organised. Finally, we will close the session with an open discussion about which presents and futures could be build with or without AI.

This event is open to everyone, whatever understanding of AI you have. As an anti-university activity, we will escape from the usual academic event dynamics. We particularly encourage grassroot organisations that are facing and challenging the oppression of AI to participate in this workshop.

Who we are:

Ana Valdivia is a critical AI scholar. Her interest lies in investigating power relationships in algorithmic governance and how public and private actors are fueling the future (if any) with AI.

Dan McQuillan is a lecturer in creative and social computing. He is the author of: "Resisting AI: An Anti-fascist Approach to Artificial Intelligence.


15th September, 2022 6PM -7PM


The Jago

440 Kingsland Road

E8 4AA London (UK)

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