What work can/do AI generated images perform and what work should they be doing? For example, what ideas of race and Africa are representable or tend to be represented in the visual repertoire of generative AI? And if one understands the production, circulation, and consumption of these images as inscribed in relations of power and inequality, what is the extent to which generative AI can disrupt configurations of power in which representations of race and Africa are often entangled? In this webinar, we interrogate these questions with Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua, who uses AI to create photos that challenge particular ways in which elderly Africans are normally depicted, and with Arsenni Alenichev and Koen Peeters, who used AI to document racist assumptions that lie at the basis of much of the imagery in global health.

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