Beyond the cutting edge: speculations on the future of social science
|Starts:||16:00 25 Apr 2017|
|Ends:||17:15 25 Apr 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Social science faces a challenge. Its subject matter, its methods and its materials are all changing at a breath-taking speed. What will it mean to be a social scientist in five, ten, twenty years? Will we be obsolete? Are we arriving at the end of theory? What will machine learning and artificial intelligence mean?
In this talk, Professor Mark Elliot considers the sociotechnical transformation that is upon us, the role that social science will play in that transformation and the implications for the way in which social science is conducted. Far from being obsolete, he will argue that social science is pivotal and that the social science community will have a central responsibility in what is to come.
Room: CMIST Seminar Room 2.07, Humanities Bridgeford Street.
Time: 4 pm to 5.15 pm
Date: 25th April 2017
No registration needed. All Welcome. Tea & coffee from 15:45
Role: Professor of Data Science
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street