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Bergen-Boston Forum 2023 & 2024

November 30 - December 1

We are happy to invite to a two-day workshop about AI and the Future of Protest Politics.

Prominent scholars from different disciplines will be discussing the impact of AI-based platforms, and their underlying technological and economic principles, on political discourse and protest. 

TITLE: AI and the Future of Protest Politics: Politics and Emotions in the Age of Digital Transformation and Surveillance Capitalism

WHEN: 30th November (Thursday) – 1st December (Friday) 2023, from 9:00—17:00 (CET). 

WHERE: The Philosophy Department in Bergen, Sydnesplassen 12/13, seminarrommet i 1. etasje

Together with MediaFutures, the event will draw on the Boston-Bergen Forum on Digital Futures—an international research network among the ‘Culture, Society & Politics’ and the ‘Practical Philosophy’ research groups at UiB’s Philosophy Department, the Applied Ethics Center at UMass Boston, and the MIT Program Human Rights and Technology

MediaFutures center director Christoph Tratter is co-leading the project together with Professor Franz Knappik (Bergen), Dr. Christopher Senf (Bergen) and Professor Nir Eisikovist (UMass).

Confirmed speakers:

Keynote: Herman Cappelen (Hong Kong, AI & Humanity Lab)

Rosalie Waelen (Twente)

Katharine Browne and Sebastian Watzl (Oslo, GoodAttention ERC Research Project)

James Wilson Williams (Copenhagen)

Eugenia Stamboliev (Vienna)

Alec Stubbs (UMass Boston)


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