Everyday Automation: Setting a research agenda

Sarah Pink, Minna Ruckenstein, Martin Berg, Deborah Lupton

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This chapter discusses how ethics and trust in AI and ADM have become bound up in industry and government frameworks which treat them as commodities which can be extracted from faceless publics and invested in machines. The second reason that automated technologies receive high levels of publicity or promotion is when they have saved, or are predicted to save, lives: for instance, through accident prevention, medical and pharmaceutical interventions or in humanitarian domains. In contrast, experiences and processes of automation as part of quotidian routines in our everyday lives in our homes, transport, at work and in education have slipped under the radar of much popular and academic attention. The messiness of the ADM and AI fields might be seen as a problem, and one way forward involves engaging in a cross-disciplinary mapping of ADM and AI definitions to produce taxonomies and classifications for a shared vocabulary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEveryday Automation
Subtitle of host publicationExperiencing and Anticipating Emerging Technologies
Place of PublicationOxon UK
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781003170884
ISBN (Print)9780367773403
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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