M C Elish (mcelish@alum.mit.edu)

M C Elish

Madeleine is an anthropologist focusing on intersections of artificial intelligence, automation and culture. Her areas of research include the impact of computer systems on work organizations and how new technologies affect everyday understandings of values and ethical norms. She earned a doctorate in in Anthropology at Columbia Universit, an S.M. in Comparative Media Studies at MIT, and a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University. She is also a Researcher with the Intelligence and Autonomy Initiative at Data & Society, which develops policy research connecting the dots between robots, algorithms and automation. In the corporate sector, she has worked with large and small firms, including Yahoo! and Samsung, as a design researcher and consultant.