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  • Decolonising the computational imagination: Human and machine creativity as situated practice

Dare, Eleanor, Dutson, Claudia, Ferrarello, Laura and Ikoniadou, Eleni, 2018, Conference or Workshop, Decolonising the computational imagination: Human and machine creativity as situated practice at The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation for Behaviour (AISB) Annual Convention 2019, Falmouth, 16-18 April 2019.

Abstract or Description:

Projects such as the Leverhulme’s CFI (Centre for the Future of Intelligence) Value Alignment (2018) aim to prevent AI from acting in ways which are irreconcilable with our explicit moral values, but what about our unconscious values, our implicit assumptions and inherited ideas about what constitutes imagination and invention? This four-part workshop will address the complex theme of how we can we model an artificial, or even a natural inventive intelligence, until we’ve understood our own assumptions about what that means – to imagine something new, if, indeed, ‘newness’(Lim & Oyama, 2014) is an inevitable component of human and machine creativity.

The practical goal(s) of this workshop will be to generate collaborative insights, creative performances and design methodologies addressing the theme of decolonising AI, the workshops are a positive opportunity to re-think commonly held assumptions about human and machine creativity, to engage with broader practices and to understand the situated nature of all computation. We will make the case for decolonising human-machine creativity - as both an ethical and a pragmatic imperative.

The 4-part workshop will use practical exercise to uncover the assumptions, processes and structures embedded in all computational processes which claim to emulate human inventiveness. The workshop will explore the extent to which those models and processes are culturally specific, bringing to the surface our historically situated notions of what constitutes human intelligence, and, by extension, what constitutes human subjectivity and creativity.

This workshop will present a series of calibration exercises, performative engagements, dialogue and speculation, designed to reveal to participants their implicit and explicit notions of creative intelligence and inventive insight. Each RCA academic (who has a research specialism addressing aspects of AI), will present a 45-minute interactive/collaborative exercises.

Official URL: http://aisb2019.falmouthgamesacademy.com/
Subjects: Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence > G790 Artificial Intelligence not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
School of Design
Funders: RCA
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 16:41
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 16:41
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3692

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