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Maurice Jones

Maurice is a curator and Critical AI researcher based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal and Tokyo. He is the Artistic Director of the electronic music and digital arts festival MUTEK.JP in Tokyo since 2016. In 2021, he joined MUTEK’s Montréal headquarter in developing its market activities and professional programming of the MUTEK Forum.

Maurice is a PhD candidate at Concordia University in Montréal and an associated researcher at the Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society in Berlin. He is interested in critical investigations of technology policy, cross-cultural perceptions of Artificial Intelligence, and curatorial practice as research-creation.

At the HIIG Maurice is working on the governance of AI in comparative study of Germany and Japan including the role of civil society in policy-making processes, the application of metaphors in governance discourses, and cross-cultural conceptualizations of autonomy.



Working paper

Jones, M. (2022). Towards Civil Strategization of AI in Germany. An investigation of the involvement of civil society in the making of the German National Artificial Intelligence Strategy. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2022(01). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6091638 Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Intelligent machines in a fluid world: Deconstructing metaphors in Japanese AI policy
Artificial Intelligence and the Human Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Science and Fiction (Session: The Languages of AI). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Japanese-German Center Berlin. Japanese-German Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 12.05.2022 Further information

Maurice Jones

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Former Associated Researcher: The Evolving Digital Society

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