2023 Symposium

Hancock-Lecture

Artificial figures: gender-in-the-making in algorithmic culture

Event details This event occurred on Thursday 16 November. A recording of the lecture is available here.  Digital assistants with feminised voices, deceptive female robots, all-male research groups: gender forms a fundamental part of how we imagine the systems, fields, and figures we call ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI). While gender unquestionably shapes and structures scientific objects […]

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genevieve bell

Genevieve Bell

About Genevieve Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist. Genevieve completed her PhD in cultural anthropology at Stanford University in 1998 and is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. She is currently the Director of the School of Cybernetics and

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Fellows Signing Ceremony

The Council of the Academy warmly invites Fellows to join them for this official ceremony where elected Fellows have the opportunity to add their signatures to the Academy’s historic Charter Book, alongside those Fellows elected to the Academy since 1969. Fellows will also receive their Certificates of Fellowship. Event details When: 5.45-6.45pm (AEDT), Thursday 16 November

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Academy Dinner - State Library of Victoria at night

Annual Academy Dinner

We warmly invite you to join us for our 54th Annual Academy Dinner, hosted by the Academy Council. Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA will be giving a short lecture, ‘A story about automation’, at the Annual Academy Dinner. Proceedings also include formal presentations of awards to the recipients of the 2023 Crawford Medal,

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Dr Melissa Gregg

Melissa is a consultant on sustainable and responsible technology design and an International Advisory Board Member for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S). She is also a visiting Professor at RMIT focusing on accelerating research and Asia-Pacific partnerships on electronics repair, reuse and circular economy, in addition to training and

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Malavika Jayaram

Malavika is also a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she was formerly a Fellow in residence. In a previous life, as a practising technology lawyer, Malavika was an Associate at Allen & Overy, London, and was Vice President and Technology Counsel at Citigroup EMEA. Her

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Dr Erica Thompson

She is also a Fellow of the London Mathematical Laboratory and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Data Science Institute, and has recently published a book about the uses and limitations of mathematical models for decision-making: Escape From Model Land (Basic Books, 2022). Erica’s interdisciplinary programme of research encompasses ethical and methodological questions about the development and

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.