This tweet was 5 years in the making: #AtlasofAI is out TODAY!
It’s a book on the politics and planetary costs of artificial intelligence as an extractive industry— consuming natural resources, labor, and vast quantities of data. 👉… @yalepress (1/6)
To get a sense of the book, here’s an extract from the EARTH chapter, and there’s another coming shortly from the AFFECT chapter in @TheAtlantic: (2/6)
All books are collective efforts, and the longer you write, the bigger the collective. #AtlasofAI is indebted to many colleagues, collaborators, and co-adventurers. Particular thanks to @TheCreaturesLab @alondra @trevorpaglen @whkchun @wewatchwatchers @xiaochang @ananny (3/6)
I’ve been lucky to be a member of multiple research communities who have taught me so much. Big thanks to @msrsmc, FATE, @AINowInstitute, @ENS_ULM, and @USCAnnenberg (4/6)
I’m deeply grateful to the amazing scholars who read and blurbed my book: you’ve shaped my thinking, and one day I’d love to cook you all dinner. Geof Bowker @whkchun @alondra @ruha9 @wewatchwatchers Lucy Suchman @fturner @JoeProf @ananny Peter Galison @rcalo (5/6)
And best for last, to my family: Jason, Elliott, Bo, James, Jude, Claudia, and particularly my mother, Margaret.
Final thanks to *you* for all the support and I hope you enjoy #AtlasofAI. 📙🌏🙌 (6/6)

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @katecrawford

5 Aug 19
Words cannot convey how bad this will be. Trump's HUD is moving to weaken the Fair Housing Act — making it much harder to sue for discrimination, and nearly *impossible* if algorithms are involved. It is riddled with wrongness.

(HT @VaroonMathur)…
@VaroonMathur Here's how outrageous the loopholes are: "A bank that rejected every loan application filed by African Americans and approved every one filed by white people would need to prove only that race or a proxy for it was not used directly in constructing its computer model." Wow, no.
@VaroonMathur But there's more. "A business could 'defeat' a claim by saying it had vetted its algorithm with a neutral third party. If an algorithm resulted in discrimination were developed by... a tech company, a bank that used it could not be held accountable for the result." Again, no.
Read 4 tweets
6 Dec 18
📣 The AI Now 2018 Report is now live! 📣

Our biggest ever report tackles the issues of AI and accountability, after a hell of a year for the tech sector. Read the report, see our 10 recommendations…
We're calling for regulation of AI, and in particular - facial and affect recognition
And - this is a BIG one - all tech vendors should waive corporate secrecy laws that are preventing accountability and due process in the public sector. Black box systems have no place in government.
Read 5 tweets
12 Sep 18
Whoa... looks like our Anatomy of AI research spawned some viral news. A bunch of stories focused on the ‘worker cage’ patent. So here’s some context:
The Amazon cage thing is not new. The patent was filed in 2013, granted in ‘16. We dug it up in our research on all the patents that went into the Amazon Echo. You can search them too – USPTO has 'em on a public site. Here’s the cage patent:…
The worker cage never got made. Instead, Amazon execs say they decided to make employees wear vests covered in sensors so they don’t get run over by robots. Ohhhhkay...
Read 6 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!