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Where is the voice coming from? Reimagining the gendered AI bot

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Blase House at Hackney Wick,

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55 Wallis Road

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Where is the voice coming from?

With the arrival of digital assistants such as Alexa or Cortana in our domestic living environments, new questions arise. How do we relate to these agents whose voices fill our most intimate spaces? Are the conversational interfaces which are packaged as neutral - truly so?

Join us for a 3-hour discussion, where we will go through the history of computational agents, the socio-technological framework from which they have arisen, female representation within computer cultures and hyperemployment, all the while discussing current developments, and trying to challenge the master-slave narrative that is prevalent in much of today's technological discourse by imagining an alternative future.

Formatted in 2 parts, there will be a 30 minute presentation to start, given by Cristina Cochior and Lola de la Mata, followed by group discussions, and collective writing using a real time text editing platform.


*BRING YOUR LAPTOPS OR TABLETS IF YOU HAVE ONE*
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United Kingdom

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