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Public Lecture: Our lives with algorithms

Lecture led by Professor Louise Amoore, Durham University

Date/Time: Thursday 9 May 2019, 17:30

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

From detecting anomalies in the landscapes of medical images or drone footage, to the influencing of elections and the automation of decisions, machine learning algorithms are increasingly shaping our world. In order to learn, however, today’s algorithms require interactions and collaborations with us and with our data. It is not strictly the case that machines are displacing humans, but more precisely that what it means to be human is changing significantly through our relations with algorithms. This lecture examines the ethical and political consequences of our lives with algorithms.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

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