As artificial intelligence becomes mainstream, its infiltration into children’s lives is causing tremendous anxiety. The global panic around AI’s co-option of children’s play and cultures has manifested unpredictably.
This podcast transcript features co-hosts Zach Coseglia and Hui Chen talking to Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, a pioneer in the field of responsible AI. Currently a Responsible AI Fellow at Harvard, with prior leadership roles at Twitter and Accenture, Rumman has first-hand insight into the real harms of AI, including algorithmic bias.
This book offers an in-depth academic discourse on the convergence of AI, digital platforms, and popular culture, in order to understand the ways in which the platform and cultural industries have reshaped and developed algorithmic cultural production and consumption.
AI technologies are depicted both positively and negatively in popular culture, and their depictions in films reveals popular culture’s pervasive stereotypes and occasional timely warnings about emerging technology.
This study conducted focus groups and an online survey to determine the knowledge of AI held by the American public, and to judge whether entertainment media is a major influence on how Americans perceive AI.
This article analyzes depictions of personhood in films such as Ex Machina, WarGames, Alien and Alien Covenant, Forbidden Planet, RoboCop and AI. It suggests that popular culture has an uncertain grasp of legal personhood but provokes thought and tells us something useful about the difference between human animals, non-human animals, corporations and new artificial persons.
Novelists, filmmakers, and other artists who create popular culture have considered the issue of holding AI accountable for decades, if not centuries. In this article, the author discusses some of the ways in which some of them have thought about these issues and the insights they have had, which could guide us as we move through this important area.