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Security Practices in a Digital World

Claudia Aradau will present her research on security practices, algorithms and the figure of the enemy at the Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE). From ‘connecting the dots’ and finding ‘the needle in the haystack’ to predictive policing and data mining for counterinsurgency, security professionals have increasingly adopted the language and methods of computing. She will argue this turn towards big data and machine learning algorithms has changed the knowledge and representation of the enemy – and therefore who comes to count as a security threat.



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