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In this public lecture Dr Sebastián Lehuedé will discuss the rise of environmental activism taking place within the value chain of artificial intelligence (AI). The focus will be on resistance against the vast volumes of water required to train AI algorithms and develop AI devices.

With a focus on Chile, the cases analysed concern a group resisting the construction of a Google data centre and Indigenous communities affected by lithium extraction. Sebastián will use quotes and graphics in order to make the talk accessible and informative to a public audience. With the assistance of these case studies, he will ask how we can develop an AI consciousness that is aware of the environment.

This event is part of the AI UK Fringe.

This event is hybrid, with in-person and online attendance available. Please register on Eventbrite.

Please note, King's events are free, which means we routinely overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to admit those without tickets or latecomers.

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Sebastián Lehuedé

Lecturer in Ethics, AI and Society

Event details

Anatomy Museum
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS