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Knowing Machines: Machine Information Behaviour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4070

Presented by Michael Ridley, PhD candidate, FIMS, Western University, and Postgraduate Affiliate, Vector Institute.

Abstract: Algorithmic decision-making systems are ubiquitous, powerful, sometimes opaque, often invisible, and, most importantly, consequential in our everyday lives. Knowing Machines is an investigation of the information behaviour (IB) of intelligent machines (machines that know) by exploring the nature of those machines, their processes, and the context within which they operate (knowing about machines). The objective is to create a general model of machine information behaviour (MIB) that represents a high-level map of the theories, processes, and factors that constitute information behaviour (i.e. “need, seek, manage, give, and use information in different contexts” (Fisher, Erdelez, & McKechnie, 2005)). General models of human information behaviour (HIB) could offer templates or analogs upon which to build, and contest, possible machine information behaviour (MIB) models.

All are welcome to attend. This lecture is part of the FIMS Seminar Series, 2019-2020.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS Communications

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