Socio-Material Steering of AI Innovation and Governance
AI governance conversations are often limited to the high corridors of power. But, in many ways, this is a conversation about our shared and contested futures - what are our societal priorities or visions of a ‘good life’ and what role do we want automated systems to play in that life?
Urvashi Aneja is the founding director of Digital Futures Lab - a multidisciplinary research network that examines the complex interactions between technology and society in the global south. Her current work examines the ethics and governance of AI in the global south; digital public infrastructure and platforms for public service delivery; and labor rights and wellbeing. From 2017 to 2021, Urvashi was the Founder and Director of Tandem Research, an interdisciplinary research collective working at the interface of technology, society and sustainability.
Urvashi has a PhD from the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Oxford, UK, and a BA in Philosophy and Literature from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Digital Futures Lab is an interdisciplinary research collective that interrogates the complex interaction between technology and society in the global south. Through evidence based research, participatory foresight, and public engagement, we identify pathways toward equitable, safe and caring futures.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, which has, for over 50 years, committed itself to the promotion of democracy and international cooperation. The Rule of Law Programme Asia, based in Singapore, is dedicated to working with its Asian partners toward the development of rule of law in the region. One of the particular areas of focus is to explore the interplay between technology, society and the role of law.