Locating artificial intelligence: a research agenda

Margath Walker, Jamie Winders, Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) increasingly shapes our lives, yet a geographic approach to AI has not solidified. This article maps the genealogy of AI across the discipline of geography. Building on claims that AI produces and is bound up with different kinds of geographies, we examine key intersections between AI and human geography’s engagement with territories, borders, and the political geographies of war. In the process, we interrogate how and where these new technologies bump up against the larger onto-epistemological landscape of the complicated articulation of space and politics. The goal is to identify a research agenda for engaging AI geographically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-219
Number of pages18
JournalSpace and Polity
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021


  • Artificial intelligence
  • emerging technologies
  • epistemology
  • political geography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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