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Algorithmic Warfare as an Apparatus of Recognition: Talk by Lucy Suchman

In June of 2018, following a campaign initiated by activist employees within the company, Google announced its intention not to renew a US Defense Department contract for Project Maven, an initiative to automate the identification of military targets based on drone video footage. Defendants of the program argued that that it would increase the efficiency […]

Designing Creative Voice Bots Workshop

The Machine Agencies group presents a workshop on designing creative voice bots. ** If you're planning to attend, please RSVP at ** Location: TAG, EV 11th floor, Room 11.435 In this workshop, we’ll discuss the history of speech recognition and speech synthesis, learn the basics of conversational design, and then create our own creative […]

Yelling at Computers: A Talk by Nicole He

The Machine Agencies Research Group presents YELLING AT COMPUTERS with Nicole He. Location: Milieux Resource Room, EV 11th floor room 11.705 Time: Wednesday, October 2 from 3-4 p.m. Computers are able to understand human speech better than ever before, but voice technology is still mostly used for practical (and boring!) purposes, like playing music, smart […]