Antonio A. Casilli is a professor of sociology at the school of telecommunications (Telecom Paris) of the Polytechnic Institute of Paris. Since 2007 he has been facilitating the seminar "Studying digital cultures" at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) of Paris, where he is an associate researcher.
He is one of the founders of ENDL (European Network on Digital Labor) and of the research team DiPLab (Digital Platform Labor). Among his books, translated into several languages: "En attentant les robots" [Waiting for Robots], Editions du Seuil, 2019); "Trabajo, Conocimiento y Vigilancia" [Work, Knowledge, and Surveillance] (Editorial del Estado, 2018); "Against the Hypothesis of the End of Privacy" (with P. Tubaro and Y. Sarabi, Springer, 2014); "Les Liaisons Numériques" [Digital Relationships] (Editions du Seuil, 2010).
He was the editorial adviser for "Invisibles - Les travailleurs du clic" [Invisible - The Click Workers] (France Televisions, 2020), a documentary series for the French public national television broadcaster, based on his research on digital labor.
Antonio joins the Weizenbaum Institute as an Associate Researcher with research group “Criticality of AI-based Systems“ to create links between the Weizenbaum Institute and the DiPLab research group at the Polytechnic Institute of Paris. His role also includes the co-supervisor of Milagros Miceli’s dissertation: “Data Creation, Meaning Imposition: The Role and Effects of Power Differentials in the Production of Computer Vision Datasets.“ This interdisciplinary work scrutinizes the production of datasets for computer vision by investigating work practices at the intersection of data collection, annotation, and engineering, as well as corporate structures and inter-organizational relations that shape datasets and systems.
Research Group "Criticality of AI-based Systems"
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