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Concordia scholar Jason Edward Lewis co-leads a multinational effort to imagine the future of AI from an Indigenous perspective – Concordia University News

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2020313 Views

A collaborative position paper challenges long-held assumptions about Western approaches to technology

July 14, 2020

In the late winter and spring of 2019, a group of Indigenous scholars met in Hawai‘i to think through concepts around artificial intelligence (AI) and how they related to the Indigenous experience.

Co-organized by Jason Edward Lewis, professor in the Department Design and Computation Arts, the multidisciplinary group included participants from Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Concordia graduate students Scott Benesiinaabandan (MFA Studio Arts) and Suzanne Kite (PhD INDI) as well as Concordia research associate Skawennati also participated.

The first session in March largely consisted of brainstorm workshops about how and where Indigeneity intersects with AI. The second, in May, focused more on writing and laying the foundations of what would become the now-completed Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Position Paper.

Read More: https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2020/07/14/concordia-scholar-jason-edward-lewis-co-leads-a-multinational-effort-to-imagine-the-future-of-ai-from-an-indigenous-perspective.html

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