The conversation with Xiaochang Li (Department of Communication at Stanford University) on the topic of automatic speech recognition and algorithmic culture was livestreamed to the public on Thursday, April 6, at 7 PM EST, 4 PM PST / 9 AM AEDT (Friday). You can view the recording of the stream here.
Xiaochang's 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.
The PERN Salon hosts discussions, presentations, and workshops.The Platform Economies Research Network (PERN) is committed to fostering a community of learning. We organize events with our members and guests on works-in-progress and new projects. We welcome presentations in all forms of media, and we seek to foster exchange between academics and practitioners.