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Thao Phan

Feminist Science and Technology Studies researcher at Monash University

Feminist Science and Technology Studies (STS) researcher specialized in the study of gender and race in algorithmic culture. She is a Research Fellow in the Australian research Council's Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society and the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University, Australia. Thao has published on topics including the aesthetics of digital voice assistants, big-data-driven techniques of racial classification, and the commercial capture of AI ethics research. Her writing appears in journals such as Big Data & Society, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, Science as Culture, Cultural Studies, and more, and she is the co-editor of the volumes An Anthropogenic Table of Elements (University of Toronto Press, 2022) and Economies of Virtue: The Circulation of 'Ethics' in AI (Institute of Network Cultures, 2022). She is a member of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and is the co-founder of AusSTS—Australia’s largest network of STS scholars.

Update: 20 October 2023

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Algorithmic Societies

Ethics and policy in the artificial intelligence age