Virtual Discussion

Co-Opting AI: Trade

09/06 Tuesday | 5pm

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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 explore the intersection of algorithmic technologies, the professional practice of (financial) “trading”, and the social construction of markets.

Donald MacKenzie is a sociologist of science and technology at Edinburgh University. He researches the material foundations of economic activities such as financial trading and online advertising. His most recent book is Trading at the Speed of Light: How Ultrafast Algorithms are Transforming Financial Markets (Princeton University Press, 2021). His earlier books include Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (MIT Press, 1990) and An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets (MIT Press, 2006).

Deniz Çoral is an advanced doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. She is currently finishing her dissertation, where she takes “affect” as constitutive of as well as a key methodology for analyzing everyday practices of proprietary trading and expertise at the nexus of market and state structures in the aftermath of the failed military coup in 2016 in Turkey.

Mona Sloane, Ph.D. is a sociologist working on design and inequality, specifically in the context of AI design and policy. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the NYU Center for Responsible AI, Faculty at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, a Fellow with NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) and The GovLab, and the Director of the *This Is Not A Drill* program on technology, inequality and the climate emergency at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is principal investigator on multiple research projects on AI and society, and holds an affiliation as postdoctoral scholar with the Tübingen AI Center at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Mona founded and runs the IPK Co-Opting AI series at NYU and currently serves as editor of the technology section at Public Books. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Follow her on Twitter @mona_sloane.

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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