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Louise Amoore

Professor in Political Geography at Durham University

Louise Amoore, a lecturer in Political Geography at Durham University, is a specialist in geopolitics, technology, and security. Her research is concerned with the ways in which algorithmic and data analysis is changing the state security paradigm and the idea of society in general. Her most recent book Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others (Duke University Press, 2020), examines from the ethical and political standpoints how automatic learning algorithms are transforming society. She is also author of The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability (Duke University Press, 2013) which is concerned with the political role of “low probability, high consequence” events after the 9/11 attacks. Amoore, who has taken part in several research projects in the United Kingdom and internationally, has also been editor of the academic journal Progress in Human Geography.

Update: 21 June 2023



Has participated in

A morning with Louise Amoore

Responsible Algorithms?

Algorithmic Societies

Ethics and policy in the artificial intelligence age

Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City