AI IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK: Everyday Life and the Digital Revolution
Introduction by Professor Mike Innes (ASSA Fellow)
Lecture presented by Professor Anthony Elliott
In this provocative lecture, Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott argues that much of what passes for conventional wisdom about the AI Revolution is either ill considered or plain wrong. The reason? AI is not so much about the future, but is rather a revolution already well underway – albeit one which is unfolding in complex and uneven ways across the globe. From industrial robots to chatbots, and from driverless cars to military drones – AI, Elliott argues, is transforming all aspects of our lives, from the most intimate aspects of personal relationships to the changing nature of work, employment and unemployment.
Alongside UniSA’s Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, The Australian Sociological Association, Social Science Week and Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the event is supported by a number of UniSA organisations, including: 1) The Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility: EU and Australasian Innovations Jean Monnet Network (CCAMEU); (2) The Centre for Economic and Cultural Sociology; and (3) The School of Creative Industries.