Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Workshops
The Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Workshops will focus on how to advance the conceptual theory and practice of the next level of A.I. The key question the workshop will address is this: from an Indigenous perspective, what should our relationship with A.I. be? Related questions include: 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 will take place March 1 - 2, 2019, at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu, HI. It will bring together approximately twenty mainly 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 white paper capturing the outcomes of these conversations.
Workshop 1: March 1 - 2, 2019
Location: Lava Lab, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
Workshop 2: May 26 - June 2, 2019. Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Jason Edward Lewis (Cherokee, Hawaiian, Samoan)
Angie Abdilla (Trawlwoolway)
Dr. ‘Ōiwi Parker Jones (Hawaiian)
Local Organiser and Host
Dr. Noelani Arista (Hawaiian)
Suzanne Kite (Oglala Lakota)
Dr. Fox Harrell
Dr. Jason Leigh
The Initiative for Indigenous Futures
Old Ways, New
Concordia University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary
Department of History + College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Social Science and Humanities Research Council
Center for Advanced Virtuality
Hawai‘i Data Science
Painting by Sergio Garzon. AbTeC © 2019.