The Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Workshops will develop new conceptual and practical approaches to building the next generation of A.I. systems.
The workshops will address 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 first workshop took place March 1 - 2, 2019, at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, HI. It brought together thirty Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and artists to discuss the questions above. A subset of the first workshop attendees will participate in a writing workshop in May, 2019 to compose a position paper capturing the outcomes of these conversations.
News + Events
“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.
March 1 - 2, 2019
Ka Waiwai and Lava Lab (University of Hawaii at Mānoa)
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
May 26 - June 1, 2019
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Jason Edward Lewis (Cherokee, Hawaiian, Samoan)
Angie Abdilla (Trawlwoolway)
Dr. ‘Ōiwi Parker Jones (Hawaiian)
Dr. Noelani Arista (Hawaiian)
Suzanne Kite (Oglala Lakota)
Michelle Lee Brown (Euskaldun, Lapurdi - Miarrtiz)
Dr. Fox Harrell
Dr. Jason Leigh
Department of History + College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Painting by Sergio Garzon. IP-AI © 2019.