What does the future of AI look like?
Kekuhi Keali‘ikanaka‘oleohaililani (Kanakaʻole ʻOhana-Pele Clan) is an educator, scholar, dancer, musician, vocalist, composer, and powerful leader, as well as wife, mother, and daughter. She attended the March 2019 Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence workshops in Hawai’i. Here she talks about the future of AI.
from the lowland forest of Panaʻewa
our aloha to you of the makaliʻi constellation
to you of Kānehoalani-sun and his fiery volcanic offspring
our greetings to you of the oceanic people
to you of the mountainous regions
OUR fondest aloha to you all as you traverse Kanaloa’s vast ocean memory on your winged canoes and finally land on our ocean-bound island home… Hawaiʻi! Welcome home.
Thank you for the posts ahead of mine. In addition to very little inquiry on my part, your contributions are helping me form some understanding on the less tangible, less visible aspects on the topic(s). I hope not to offend anyone’s intelligence by not forming any particular opinions, critiques, conclusions, but instead offer the first thing that comes to mind… in the spirit of Maui, the innovator & inquirer.
Here are some bullet point ponderings when asked to consider the future of AI:
Is authentic-intelligence a possible future term for that which is a natural extension & reflection of human curiosity and invention; or perhaps alliance, or affinity or animated or some “A” word that has a relational quality
What is AI’s cosmology? Or, what is the creation story we can create?
Aside from our pedestrian & physical dependence on AI, how do we cultivate a multi-dimensional & sensual relationship to AI?
Can we infuse a beloved tree with the technology to ‘tell’ us how it feels?
In the same way that we pray to the rain cloud to disburse or collect, or to call up the fire of the volcano, could AI enhance how we communicate with elemental phenomenon & the energetic universe?
Are there AI applications that can help us monitor how the microbiome of forests or coral reef communities are doing when we’re sleeping?
About sleep time & the super conscious & subconscious & the subliminal—when we’re in states of ecstasy, meditative, trance, theta or delta states or experiences—how could we engage with AI to enhance or record inner states for quick reflection/feedback?
Art, dance, music, poetry, ka'ao (myth) creation… I don’t know what the question is besides the fact that these are necessary intelligences/processes that exercise underdeveloped parts of ourselves
I think that’s it for now. Well, not really, but I'm sure we’ll get to the bones of the discussion this weekend. Aloha to us all, love, Kekuhi.
Aloha to you. My paternal family ties are to Keleikini of Kaua’i, Nauoho of Hana, Maui. My maternal family ties are to Ahiena of Puna, Kealiikanakaole of Ka’u, and Kanaele-Kenao of Kohala.
The 1/4 of me that is not Hawai‘i comes from beyond the Hawaii horizon reaching back to Milfordhaven, Wales. My lineage taps into the migratory spirit of the Pele, the movement and the surfacing of magma. This relationship to the building of terrafirma extends my lineage to the building of the natural environment - the mountains, forests, and springs; I am also the builder of heiau & sacred spaces where people connect to their environmental selves.
How do I know? The information is the fabric of our names. My passions are manifest through these lineal connections. I am creator & owner of Lonoa Honua a business entity that houses Hālau ‘Ōhi‘a, the first full service Hawai‘i Stewardship Training programs in Hawai‘i; Ulu Ka ‘Ōhi‘a, Hula-Consciousness Seminar, and other like programs. I am a Kumu Hula ritually ‘uniki of Halau O Kekuhi. I was Assistant Professor of Hawaii Life Way at Hawaii Community College. I teach others how to engage in their own connection to the Hawaii landscape; I sing, compose, chant, dance and I am in love with Hilo. Learning about and engaging with my relations from Hawaiinui (this Hawaii) to Hawaii-iki (the Hawaii within) to, Hawaiipāmamao (and the Hawaii beyond the horizon), excites me! Cultivating relationships and rediscovering ecological connections for myself and others is my gift and my passion.
I am KekuhikuhipuuoneonaaliioKohala Kanae Kanahele Kealiikanakaoleohaililani. Mo‘opuna to the fire and the forest. Granddaughter of Edith Kekuhi & Luka Kanakaole, daughter of Pualani Kanakaole & Edward Kanahele, mother of Kaumakaiwa, Ulumauahi, Kauilanui, Keahika‘ai‘ohelo and Kekuhi Haililani, wife of Taupouri Tangarō, and I am Tutu to Hinamanoulua‘e, Kauahi Kauwe, and Nakapuahi Kamakaohua.
The Indigenous Protocols and Artificial Intelligence (IP-AI) workshops are founded by Old Ways, New, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. This work is funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Old Ways, New, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Concordia University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary.