Lecture: After the Automation of Methods

This coming May 21 I will give the Annual Lecture of the National Centre for Research Methods in London.

I will discuss the new challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society. There are many, from the way social researchers are being encouraged to delegate knowledge acts to machines, which risks turning the process of inquiry into a series of optimizable tasks, to the obscurity of data capture and processing within automated systems and the distance this creates between social research and social life. How to address these challenges in social studies with and of AI?

More info about my talk can be found here.

The event takes place on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at The Royal Society in London. It will also be streamed online.

The event begins at 18:00, with a reception and light refreshments, giving guests the chance to network with researchers from other disciplines and sectors. Register here.