Virtual Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Agriculture

12/06 Tuesday | 12pm

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NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge, the 370 Jay Project, the NYU Center for Responsible AI, and the NYU Tandon Department of Technology, Culture and Society invite you to a new discussion in the series “Co-Opting AI.

This event will examine the social, environmental, and policy implications of the intersection between AI and agriculture.

Kelly Bronson holds the Canada Research Chair in Science & Society at University of Ottawa in Canada. She is a social scientist studying the societal and ethical dimensions of controversial technologies and their governance—from GMOs to big data. She has published her work in national (Canadian Journal of Communication) and international journals (Science as Culture, Journal of Responsible Innovation, Big Data and Society). She has just published a book on big data and AI in agriculture with McGill-Queen’s University Press titled, Immaculate Conception of Data: Agribusiness, activists and their shared politics of the future.

Larissa Zimberoff is a freelance journalist and author covering the intersection of food and technology. Her new book, “Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat,” covers how what we eat is rapidly changing and the startups behind it. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, and The Atlantic. After working in high tech for a decade, she earned her MFA from The New School in New York city. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and will gamely try any new food.

Mona Sloane is a sociologist working on design and inequality, specifically in the context of AI design and policy. She frequently publishes and speaks about AI, ethics, equitability and policy in a global context. Mona is a Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI, and Research Assistant Professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, as well as a Fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), where she convenes the Co-Opting AI series. Mona is the Founding Director of the *This Is Not A Drill* program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, which develops a public pedagogy on art, equity, technology and the climate emergency. She also serves as the technology editor for Public Books, and is a Fellow with The GovLab.

The Co-Opting AI event series is convened by Mona Sloane. It is hosted at IPK and co-sponsored by the 370 Jay Project, the NYU Center for Responsible AI, and the NYU Tandon Department of Technology, Culture and Society.

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