The Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Working Group develops new conceptual and practical approaches to building the next generation of A.I. systems.
The working group is interested the following questions:
From an Indigenous perspective, what should our relationship with A.I. be?
How can Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies contribute to the global conversation regarding society and A.I.?
How do we broaden discussions regarding the role of technology in society beyond the largely culturally homogeneous research labs and Silicon Valley startup culture?
How do we imagine a future with A.I. that contributes to the flourishing of all humans and non-humans?
The Working Group has held two workshops to date, one in March and another in May of 2019. The workshops laid the foundation for a Position Paper on Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence, to be published in spring 2020.
Resources is a collection of readings the organizers drew upon to develop the workshops as well as texts suggested by the participants. We encourage others to explore these texts to find inspiration as we have.
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“AI as Relation.” Panel on New Narratives for the 21st Century, Beyond Festival-Future Design Symposium, ZKM Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. July 25, 2020. Jason Edward Lewis. Link.“Cognitive Injustice: Perspectives from the Indigenous Protocol and A.I. Workshops.” Histories of AI: A Genealogy of Power, Mellon Sawyer Seminar. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. July 15, 2020. Jason Edward Lewis. Link.“Indigenous Protocol and A.I. Working Group.” AI, Ethics and Society. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.. New Orleans, May 8 - 10, 2019. Link.
“Workshops on Indigenous Protocols and Artificial Intelligence: A Report." Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ. June 26-29, 2019. Panel with Noe Arista, Melanie Cheung, Hemi Whaanga, and Suzanne Kite. Link.
“Developing Indigenous Protocols for the Design of Artificial Intelligence." Humanities Arts Science Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. May 16-18, 2019. Jason Edward Lewis and Suzanne Kite. Link.
“Indigenous Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence.” Indigitek. KPMG, Sydney. March 27, 2019. Joel Tayler. Link.Reddit r/AIethics discussion 6 May 2019
Twitter discussion 5 May 2019
“Indigenous Protocol and A.I. Working Group.” Ethics and AI - A CIFAR Discussion. New Orleans, May 4 - 5, 2019. Jason Edward Lewis.
Murdoch, Andy. “Concordia’s Jason Edward Lewis wants ethical artificial intelligence with an Indigenous worldview.” Concordia University News. April 29, 2019. Link.
“Indigenous Protocol and A.I. - A Conversation.” 4th Space: Let's Talk About Artificial Intelligence Series. Indigenous. Concordia University. April 4, 2019. Panel with Scott Benesiinaabandan, Suzanne Kite, Skawennati, and Jason Edward Lewis. Link.
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