[Air-L] Any sociological or STS research on machine learning?

Sally sally at sally.com
Fri Jan 12 08:42:25 PST 2018

Hi Stephen,

We look at automation in general from an anthropological perspective. This includes AI, ML, and applied algorithms.

Pubs at



Sally Applin, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
School of Anthropology and Conservation
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing 
Research Associate
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)
Yale University
Associate Editor, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
Member, IoT Council
Executive Board Member: The Edward H. and Rosamond B. Spicer Foundation
I am based in Silicon Valley

> On Jan 12, 2018, at 8:29 AM, Yosem Companys <ycompanys at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Stephen Paff <stephen.paff at gmail.com>
> Hello everyone,
> I am conducting research into the anthropology of machine learning. Does
> anyone know of ethnographies of the development, implementation, and/or use
> of machine learning algorithms? Are there any sociologists, STS
> researchers, or scholars from other related fields studying machine
> learning whose work I should look into as well?
> Sincerely,
> Stephen Paff
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