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Orientalism and Informatics: Alterity from the Chess-Playing Turk to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45
Number of pages90
Issue number43
Accepted/In press12 Jun 2020
Published1 Sep 2020


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An examination of the role of the how figures of difference--ethnic, gendered, class--shape the history of informatics. It devotes particular attention to the history of thinking machines and the centrality of chess and "chess-playing Turk" as a figure for thinking through the philosophical aspects of AI.

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