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Hello everyone, my name is Tamara (she/her), I am a PhD student in cultural anthropology and my research focusses on the development of artificial intelligence in the context of humanoid robotics. To really get a grasp of what is going on, I also study computer science and program parts of the robots’ software myself.

I am new here and would love to connect with people working on similar or related topics!

Doing live streams can feel the worst, you give so much energy and then at the end there's silence and you're on your own and have no idea what really just happened.
If you want to make someone happy send them a message to say you liked their live stream

Thanks a lot to the organizers of , it really was a great event! It was amazing to hear so many fascinating talks, and even better to meet some of you whom I have only known through your toots so far. It was an honor to moderate @bcallah’s talk and thank you to @ckohtala for moderating mine! Can’t wait for next year’s SummerSchool!

Hello everyone! This Thursday, on August 5 at 8:00 am UTC, I will be presenting about the concept of artificial intelligence at Scholar.Social’s summer school. My two main points will be a conceptualization of the line drawn between “AI” and “just code”, and the relation between concepts of AI and concepts of humans. It would be great to see many of you there, so please sign up for it if you haven’t already!

Maybe you already know it (for me is a nice surprise): there is a free (pdf) book download website that belongs to Open Humanities Press with complete books within several series in regards philosophical, ecological, tech, media, themes.

The series are edited by some known people and most of them are in Spanish, French and English:

openhumanitiespress.org/books/

How my projects end up in a museum? I'll show you in my latest video. Premiere starts in 10 mins! Would love to see you in the chat <3
youtube.com/watch?v=QndBL7lyYu

Enquête : Transmasculinités Féministes 

[ BOOSTS WELCOME ]

Bonjour à tou·tes,

Je suis un étudiant trans* en master d'études de genre, et je réalise une enquête sociologique sur les féminismes des garçons trans* et des personnes non-binaires transmasculines.

C'est une enquête "par et pour", grâce à laquelle j'espère dégager des pistes théoriques pour le militantisme transféministe.

Si ça t'intéresse de participer, n'hésite pas à m'envoyer un DM ! :)

Just opened a book detailling an empirical study on social robots. Saw that the first page of the first chapter is a summary of a fictional movie. Then closed the book and put it on the list of negative examples.

We REALLY need to stop using fiction as the basis of our arguments when writing about robotics. (Unless their representation in fiction is the research question.)

New fav. Quote: "We build our computer systems the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins." -- Ellen Ullman

One real advantage of all academic events happening online is that you can take part in many different events held in different places in one day. Tomorrow I’ll be starting with a workshop held in Southern Germany in the morning, then listen to a lecture in Central Germany half an hour later, and spend the evening listening to talks and discussions in Atlanta!

Hi scholar.social, Hi fediverse!
Mark here from Delft, Netherlands. I just started a PhD to research socio-technical enablers/inhibitors of software testing. In the next 4 years I will look into how and why developers do (not) test software. I am particularly interested in the social dimensions of this which is why I'm also curious to learn more about ethnographic research methods.

Looking forward to be a part of the scholar.social community to connect and share insights!

Hey 👋 Quick PSA for people working/interested in , , , , , or any other Cognitive Science related field:

You can get a year of Pay What You Can membership to the Cognitive Science Society (meaning: if you can’t afford the membership, no problem... it’s free!) 👇

twitter.com/cogsci_soc/status/

I will be presenting my work on privacy-respecting artificial intelligence for a non-expert audience at Falling Walls Lab Leuven on April 1st

kuleuven.be/communicatie/weten

Robot (not-so-)fun fact of the week:

I really love Boston Dynamics’ dancing robot video. (youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&)

I mean, who doesn’t love dancing robots?

What should not be forgotten though, is that these fast-moving machines capable of working autonomously to some degree could, and probably eventually will, end up being used for more sinister purposes than a funny dance video, as for example the art project “Spot’s rampage” has recently highlighted. (spotsrampage.com/)

Robot (not-so-)fun fact:

In 2017, Saudi Arabia was the first country to grant citizenship to a humanoid robot. It has female features and is called Sophia. Contrary to human women in Saudi Arabia, Sophia does not have to adhere to a strict dress code or need an official male guardian to handle her legal affairs. I couldn’t find anything on the legal procedure to Sophia’s citizenship – it is however particularly interesting in a country which hardly ever grants this right to human foreigners.

Currently taking part in my uni's Long Night against Procrastination - can spending time on scholar.social be considered procrastination? :D

Hello everyone, my name is Tamara (she/her), I am a PhD student in cultural anthropology and my research focusses on the development of artificial intelligence in the context of humanoid robotics. To really get a grasp of what is going on, I also study computer science and program parts of the robots’ software myself.

I am new here and would love to connect with people working on similar or related topics!

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