The backroads of artificial intelligence and its challenge

Artificial Intelligence is seen as both a solution to intractable problems and a major challenge to social, political and economic life.

Through a depiction of three global ‘scenes’, Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra follows the uptake of AI along its backroads, as he explores the mobilities of technology, its promises and its missing geographies as well as the people and places enmeshed along the way.

So join us for an expert insight into the world of AI and its impact on emergent social and political challenges.

Duncan McDuie-Ra is professor of urban sociology at the University of Newcastle.

With a particular focus on South Asia, his current research focuses on ’emerging urban forms,’ towns, cities and industrial zones undergoing rapid growth or slated for new interventions, especially digital and networked infrastructure.

His books include Northeast Migrants in Delhi: Race, Refuge and Retail (Amsterdam University Press, 2012), Debating Race in Contemporary India (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015) and Borderland City in New India: Frontier to Gateway (Amsterdam University Press, 2016).

The Backroads of Artificial Intelligence
University of Newcastle
October 14, 2019, 3pm-4pm

FREE