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2023 ADM+S Symposium: Automated News & Media

2023 ADM+S Symposium: Automated News & Media


The University of Sydney is one of 9 partner universities of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. Through this partnership the University of Sydney is proud to host this event.

AI and automation are now part of the news and media industries. Digital platforms use automated systems to shape how we find and access information and entertainment, as well as to filter, fact-check and moderate content, and to serve advertising to their users. Newsrooms are producing stories without human intervention and using bots to collect newsworthy data.

As these sectors start to seriously grapple with AI, the dominance of major platforms and media organisations looks far less certain, thanks to a series of economic shocks and a renewed interest in alternative social media technologies.

This is a moment of possibility, and one that invites reflection and action.

Keynote Speakers

There will be a host of speakers from the ADM+S Centre and The University of Sydney including:

Professor Bronwyn Carlson

Bronwyn Carlson is the leading Indigenous scholar on Indigenous peoples use of social media for cultural, social, intimate, and political activism. She is widely published on these topics, including collaborations with other Indigenous scholars across the globe. Bronwyn is the recipient of three consecutive Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous grants exploring Indigenous engagements across social media platforms.

She was also recently awarded a grant from Meta to explore the unique experiences of Indigenous women and LGBTQI+ people’s online. Bronwyn is the co-author of Indigenous Digital Life: The Practice and Politics of Being Indigenous on Social Media (2021) and co-editor and contributor of Indigenous People Rise Up: The Global Ascendancy of Social Media Activism (2021).

Bronwyn is the Director of the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures, Deputy Director Indigenous of the recently funded ARC Centre of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) and a member of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Professor Wiebke Loosen

Wiebke Loosen is a senior journalism researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research│Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) (Germany) as well as a professor at the University of Hamburg. Her major areas of expertise are the transformation of journalism within a changing media environment, theories of journalism, and methodology. Wiebke’s current research focuses on the changing journalism-audience relationship, the datafication of journalism, forms of, pioneer journalism’ and the start-up culture in journalism as well as the automation of communication.

Ms Tarunima Prabhakar

Tarunima is the research lead and co-founder of Tattle which builds citizen centric tools and datasets to respond to inaccurate and harmful content in India. Through Tattle, she focuses on the unique challenges of addressing inaccurate and harmful information in India and the Global South. Her broader research interests are in the intersection of technology, policy and global development. As a practitioner, she has worked on ICTD and Data driven development projects with non-profits and tech companies in Asia and the United States.

Assistant Professor Nick Seaver

Nick Seaver is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University in Medford, MA. His ethnographic research on the developers of algorithmic music recommendation has appeared in Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, and Big Data & Society. He is co-editor of Towards an Anthropology of Data (2021) and author of Computing Taste: Algorithms and the Makers of Music Recommendation (2022).

Speakers from the University of Sydney include:

As well as speakers from ABC, Telstra, Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, Amazon, and Nvidia.

About the ADM+S Centre

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is a new, cross-disciplinary, national research centre which aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. Funded by the Australian federal government through the Australian Research Council from 2020 to 2026, ADM+S is hosted at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, with nodes in seven other Australian universities including the University of Sydney, and partnerships with international universities and industry organisations. The Centre brings together leading researchers in the humanities, social and technological sciences in an international industry, research and civil society network. Its priority domains for public engagement are news and media, transport, social services and health.

This symposium brings together researchers, industry, advocacy groups and policymakers to address the most pressing challenges associated with AI and automation in news, media and entertainment.

Register now.


13-14 July 2023

Time: Thursday 13 July – 9am to 5.30pm, Friday 14 July – 9am- 5pm

Venue: Online and In-person: New Law Building F10, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Gadigal Land, NSW 2006


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