Gender and AI Podcast
Welcome to a new IAS-funded academic podcast! Organised by Early Career Fellow Dr Nike Jung, the series focuses on "Artificial Intelligence & Gender Trouble."
The Blue Book Session
This first podcast, organised by Early Career Fellow Dr Nike Jung, focuses on "Artificial Intelligence & Gender Trouble." The session features a discussion among film scholars Dr Matthew Denny, Dr Owen Weetch and Dr Jung, about the film Ex Machina, and the television shows Humans and Westworld.
Here are some of the links and references from the Blue Book edition:
- Ex Machina (dir. by Alex Garland, 2014), Westworld (HBO, dir. by Jonathan Nolan, 2016 -), Humans (AMC, Channel 4, 2015 -)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. by Stanley Kubrick, 1968), Her (dir. by Spike Jonze, 2013), The Twilight Zone (S2.E8 ‘The Lateness of The Hour’, 1960)
- Wittgenstein’s Blue books, IBM’s Big Blue, Project Blue book
- Mulvey, Laura. (1975). “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” May 30, 2008. Screen 16.3: 6–1. July 27, 2008.
The Companions Session
“A computer scientist, a psychologist and a mathematician go to the movies… How do they talk about the film afterwards?”
Taking the film Ex Machina, and the television shows Humans and Westworld as our starting and reference point, we discuss companion robots, the nature of consciousness, brogrammer culture and the use of AI as a scientific method. Featuring a round table discussion with Kate Devlin, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, John Pickering from the Department of Psychology at Warwick, and Thomas Nichols, Head of Neuroimaging Statistics at Warwick, moderated by Dr Matthew Denny.
Here are some of the links and references from the Companions edition:
- Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Manifesto and interview When We Have Never Been Human, What Is to Be Done?
- Weitzenbaum, Hyperreality (Baudrillard), Rossum's Universal Robots (Karel Capek)
- Transcendence (dir. by Wally Pfister, 2014), Interstellar (dir. by Christopher Nolan, 2014), Blade Runner (dir. by Ridley Scott, 1982)
- IBM Watson prediction of court cases, The Chinese Room
- Concept of "Art-Sci" (Arthur A. Miller)
- Turing Test, Singularity, Intelligence Explosion