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Join us for a conversation with Xiaochang Li on the topic of automatic speech recognition and algorithmic culture. 

Xiaochang Li is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Her research examines the relationship between information technology and knowledge production. Her current book project explores the history of automated speech recognition and natural language processing, focusing on how mapping communication to computation shapes the rise of big data, machine learning, and related forms of algorithmic practice. She received her PhD from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT. 

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This conversation between Xiaochang Li and PERN members will be livestreamed to the public on Thursday, April 6 at 7 PM EST (4 PM PST / 9AM AEDT Friday). We invite you to engage with PERN in the chat on the livestream page, on Mastodon, or via email at  Stay up to date on our news and events by Subscribing to our newsletter

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“There’s No Data Like More Data:” Automatic Speech Recognition and Algorithmic Culture

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