Angelina Chamuah

Angelina Chamuah is a Senior Research Fellow leading the Digital Society programme at Transitions Research. Her work focuses on the social and ethical dimensions of technologies in the 4IR. Bringing a Science, Technology and Society (STS) lens to the study of AI and digital technologies, she works on the intersections of AI, sustainability futures and the platform economy. In her prior research roles, she has worked extensively on the use of AI in India across diverse sectors of agriculture, health, education and cities. Her work extends to the core of the data and human infrastructures that ultimately make AI and other computational technologies tick. Some of her work on AI and other techno-social infrastructures have appeared in the Contributions to Indian Sociology, Economic and Political Weekly, The Print.

She holds an M.A. and M.Phil. in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, where her research explored questions of agency, design and power in building the ‘social’ dimension of human-machine interactions.

AI+ BLOG SERIES (Billboard (Square)) (2)
AI-plus blog series
This blog series aims to explore the various dimensions of AI as socio-technological assemblage, and examine its situatedness within diverse social worlds.
Implications of AI
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. In the final part of this series, we underscore the importance of contextualising AI technologies and their diffusion, use and governance.
Implications of AI
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. This is part 2 of a 3-part series, where through the narrative of Pravesh, a smallholder farmer in Karnatka, we grapple with the potential trade-offs and dependencies woven into the promise of AI-based technological progress.
AI in Agriculture
When algorithms till the land: Speculative futures of AI in Indian agriculture
This blog post examines the human, and social dimensions of AI’s implications in Indian agriculture through two speculative fiction case-studies set in the year 2040. The post is part of a three part series. This is part one of the series.
AI_FutureCities
Artificial Intelligence and Future Cities
This report examines various use cases of AI being developed for cities in India, to identify key challenges and risks.
AI_Education
Artificial Intelligence and Education in India
This report examines existing and emerging use cases of AI in the education sector in India, and identifies key challenges and risks associated with these use cases.
AIS
Artificial Intelligence for Sustainability
This report presents emerging use cases of AI for sustainability in both the global and Indian context.