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Artist Talk at Philadelphia Museum of Art: Why is Artificial Intelligence a Woman?

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$8 – $10

A panel of researchers, art historians, and one very advanced android considers why designers of future-oriented technologies often represent artificial intelligence through feminine stereotypes. This talk is the Irma and Herbert Barness Endowed Lecture.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Designs for Different Futures

Research scientist Julie Carpenter discusses her work on Q, a gender-neutral voice for use in voice assistive technologies, an alternative to the familiar voices of Siri and Alexa.

Bruce Duncan of the Terasem Movement Foundation presents the android BINA48, which is included in one of the works in Designs for Different Futures.

Anthropologist Jennifer Robertson shares her research on Japan’s advanced robotics industry and the design of human-robot interfaces.

Moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, cocurator of Designs for Different Futures

Perelman Auditorium, Perelman Building

$10 (members $8); does not include museum admission


November 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$8 – $10
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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Philadelphia, 19130 United States
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