Algorithmic Cultures

Open Seminar

Big Data, Algorithms and Society

Data science, Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence represent different facets of cultural shift in our society, fuelled by the increasing use of algorithms and big data. Register to the free seminar here

We are witnessing a cultural shift in our society fuelled by the increasing use of algorithms and big data. In both private and public organizations, the utilization of data has become a key concern and a critical asset. Data science, Big Data analytics, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence represent different facets of this shift towards a data-driven society. The use and effects of algorithms in different aspects of society deserves closer scrutiny. Algorithms have major, often unforeseen or poorly understood implications for organizations and society at large. Critical research across computer science and humanities has shown that algorithms are not neutral calculative devices: they act within broader sociotechnical assemblages by contributing to formation of new epistemic, social, and organizational paradigms. Digital technologies and the algorithms they embed, filter what can be seen, create novel ways of perceiving the world and new visibilities and invisibilities.

In this seminar, we gather both academics from computer science and the humanities and industrial representatives to present and discuss the current understanding and challenges of employing big data and algorithmic thinking in organisations and society at large, and in the shaping of algorithmic cultures.

Attendance is free and open. Register to the seminar here.

When:
Week 48, 29/11
Time:
10:00 til 16:00
Where:
H√łyskolen Kristiania, Christian Krohgs gate, Oslo, Norge
Room:
Auditorium F101