Virtual Symposium |Encoding Futures: Speculative Blueprints for Critical AI

Join us for Encoding Futures: Speculative Blueprints for Critical AI, a symposium organized by Fernando Diaz and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian.



The virtual symposium invites participants to envision speculative futures for artificial intelligence articulated in the form of creative blueprints. Participants will imagine how both extant technologies and those not yet developed could contribute to just sociotechnical systems and visions of futurity. The primary criterion for the blueprints will be alignment with FAccT rubrics. I.e., the blueprint objective will be to visualize or materialize how technologies might operate toward fairness, accountability, transparency, and justice.The symposium gathers together a transdisciplinary set of participants including cultural workers, machine learning researchers, and media studies scholars to share their blueprints and conceptualize ways to engineer emerging technologies toward speculative outcomes.

Participants will include: Nancy Baker Cahill, Amir Baradaran, Fernando Diaz (co-organizer), Allison de Fren, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian (co-organizer), Nora Khan, Suzanne Kite, Emily Martinez, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Niama Safia Sandy, Anuradha Vikram, and Claire Webb.

Image Credit: From Jan C. West (1971) Application of the Block-Wiener Mapping to a Homeostatic Learning System, Journal of Cybernetics 1:3, 64-78.
Learn more about the Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI exhibition and related programming here.

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Oct 30 2021


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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