NCRM annual lecture to explore AI in social research

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Ed Grover

Registration is now open for the NCRM Annual Lecture 2024, which will explore issues related to the use of AI in social research.

The event takes place on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at The Royal Society in London. It will also be streamed online.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Professor Noortje Marres of the University of Warwick, who will describe the new challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society.

She will be joined by two discussants: Dr Carrie Friese of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Rachel Coldicutt of Careful Industries.

The title of Professor Marres’s lecture is After the Automation of Methods: the Case for Situational Analytics.

She will discuss the debates surrounding the use of AI in social research and argue that these new tools challenge the ability of the social sciences to engage with contexts and communities in society.

Professor Marres will present a new set of methods and strategies that social researchers across disciplines have developed to address these challenges: situational mapping.

The event begins at 18:00 with a reception and light refreshments, and closes at 20:30.

Find out more and register for the NCRM Annual Lecture 2024