PU Public Lectures Welcomes AI Scholar Kate Crawford

Professor Kate Crawford is a leading international scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence (AI). Her work focuses on understanding large-scale data systems in the wider contexts of history, politics, labor, and the environment. Crawford will deliver a free public lecture at Princeton University’s McCosh 50 on Wednesday, October 27 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Crawford will also be joined by Wendy Brown, a political theorist who works across the history of political thought, political economy, and critical legal theory.

Crawford is a research professor of communication and STS at USC Annenberg, a senior principal researcher at Microsoft Research New York, and an honorary professor at the University of Sydney. She is the inaugural visiting chair for AI and justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where she co-leads the international working group on the Foundations of Machine Learning. Her latest book, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence (Yale University Press) has been described as “a fascinating history of data” by The New Yorker.

For those who are unable to attend the event in person, a free webinar can be accessed here: https://lectures.princeton.edu/lectures/2021/kate-crawford. Closed captioning is available.