8. Technologies narratives in culture with Sam Kinsley

Interview with Sam Kinsley on AI in Geography, ways of talking about and exploring possibilities of technologies within space, how we talk about technologies in culture, and about the apparent technology optimism in Silicon Valley.
Date: 20th of December 2016
Podcast authors: Ben Byford in conversation with Sam Kinsley
Audio duration: 54:15
Website plays & downloads: 1774 Click to download
Tags: Technology optimism, Geography, Space representation, Academic

Sam Kinsley is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Exeter. His teaching, research and associated writing examine the politics, experiences and spatial imaginations of technology. Recently Sam's work has focussed on how knowledge claims are made about the world through social media data and the ways stories about automation have become normalised in the popular imagination. In the longer term, Sam’s research has been concerned with the ways ideas about particular kinds of future are produced and performed through technology research and development practices. As part of this research, he has undertaken field work in Silicon Valley and was embedded within the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol.

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Episode host: Ben Byford

Ben Byford is a AI ethics consultant, code, design and data science teacher, freelance games designer with over 10 years of design and coding experience building websites, apps, and games.

In 2015 he began talking on AI ethics and started the Machine Ethics podcast. Since, Ben has talked with academics, developers, doctors, novelists and designers on AI, automation and society.

Through Ethical by Design Ben and the team help organisations make better AI decisions leveraging their experience in design, technology, business, data, sociology and philosophy.