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August 5, 2020

MUTEK Forum: Opening Keynote with Ruha Benjamin

Jason Lewis, MUTEK Forum Edition 5 - Photo Credit: Bruno Destombes

AI already has deep roots in cultural industries and is now an essential tool for a community of artists constantly on the lookout for ways to innovate and reinvent their creative processes. The increasingly intensive use of this technology raises a variety of ethical, political, and social concerns, calling into question the decision-making power afforded these autonomous programs and their relationship to human beings.

MUTEK Forum examines a broad spectrum of AI-related artistic practices through a perspective that centers questions of racial justice, surveillance, and the inherent risks associated with the collection of personal data.
The issues raised by our future relationship to AI demand multifaceted professional, private, and social analysis, so we can better understand current trends and developments in the field.

MUTEK Forum will begin with a talk by African-American researcher Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA on Tuesday, September 8. In conversation with Jason Lewis (Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Montréal), she will identify and dissect the history of racism and discrimination ingrained in advanced technologies such as AI, which serve to reinforce a white supremacist society. From robotization to algorithm creation, Ruha Benjamin draws examples from her 2019 book, Race After Technology (Polity Books).

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