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Situating methods in the magic of Big Data and AI

Madeleine Clare Elish, danah boyd

In this article, Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd and Researcher Madeleine Clare Elish break down the “magic” narrative around AI systems.

“‘Big Data’ and ‘artificial intelligence’ have captured the public imagination and are profoundly shaping social, economic, and political spheres. Through an interrogation of the histories, perceptions, and practices that shape these technologies, we problematize the myths that animate the supposed “magic” of these systems.”

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