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Presentation at the 2019 IAMCR Conference

Conference Presentation Delivered on 8 July 2019 in Madrid. Author: Christoph Lutz

On 8 July 2019, Christoph Lutz presented the paper "Digital Inequalities in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data" at the 2019 Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). The conference took place in Madrid, from 7 July to 11 July 2019, and convened over 1500 leading media and communication researchers. It is one of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field. This year's conference had the theme "Communication, Technology and Human Dignity". 

Christoph's paper was part of the session "Old and New Divides within the Digital World" and discusses inequalities in emerging technologies, such as smart speakers and online labor platforms. It critically reflects on how such technologies pose new challenges in terms of access, use and outcomes in the form of benefits and harms. The presentation was well attended and  well received. In the meantime, the article has been published in the new journal Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies. It is freely accessible under the following link