Workshop at IndiaHCI Nov 9th 2022

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is integrated into all things technical, there is a valid concern over its lack of diversity, inclusiveness, and accessibility. Further, questions such as what it means for AI to be accessible and inclusive, why is inclusive AI required, how can it be achieved, and how do we design for more just and equitable AI futures - are emerging areas of research.

Through this workshop, we aim to provide participants an opportunity to experience using future-oriented approaches, that they can add to their ‘methodological toolbox’. And when exploring the future-oriented methods, examine how they can be adapted to designing accessible and inclusive AI applications, with a focus on advantages and limitations of these methods within the context of empowerment of marginalized users.

We invite participants at IndiaHCI who are interested in and/or working in the field of Human Centered AI, Empowering AI, Critical and Speculative Design, Accessible AI, and Participatory AI with children, to build a nuanced and diverse understanding of designing for future AI. 

Event time and date: 9th Nov. 2022

  • Morning sessions from 11am-1.30pm IST / 7.30am – 10am EST
  • Afternoon session 3.30-6pm IST / 12pm – 2.30pm EST

Tentative schedule in IST:

  • 11am-11.30am: Introduction to the workshop, participant intros
  • 11.30-12.00pm: Expert talk on Designing empowering AI by Marianne Kinnula
  • 12.00-12.30pm: Expert talk on Participatory AI with children by Sumita Sharma
  • 12.30-1.30pm: Hands-on activity - imagining the future of technologies
  • 1.30-3.30pm: lunch break and keynote
  • 3.30-4.00pm: Expert talk on Critical Design Fiction by Netta Iivari
  • 4.00-4.30pm: Group presentations and discussions
  • 4.30-5.30pm: AI-based Accessibility Chatbot with Sign Language Recognition for eGovernance Services by Prema Nedungadi
  • 5.30-6.00pm: Workshop wrap-up, next steps.

How to participate: Sign up using this form and also register to the conference and workshop at the IndiaHCI 2022 website.

Seminar organizers

Marianne Kinnula, Netta Iivari, Sumita Sharma: INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland

Grace Eden: Department of Human-Centered Design, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, India

Markku Turunen, Tero Avellan, Biju Thankachan, Pauliina Baltzar: Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Finland

Krishnashree Achuthan, Prema Nedungadi: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

Other EDUFI AIAI Project activities

  • Spring 2021: Special Information Processing course on  Accessible, Inclusive, Empowering AI at University of Oulu (lecture videos coming soon)
  • June 2021: Academic Mindtrek workshop onUnderstanding and Designing Accessible and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AIAI) (info)
  • April 2022: PAIZ and AIAI pilot workshops with schoolchildren in Delhi on imagining ethical AI futures (PAIZ project info)
  • Nov 2022: Researchers visit India for
    • IndiaHCI workshop on AIAI (explained above)
    • PAIZ and AIAI workshop at Urdu Ghar in old city, Hyderabad, a workshop on imagining the future of social communication for minority communities based on their covid informational experiences.
    • PAIZ and AIAI workshops with schoolchildren in Delhi on imagining ethical AI futures (PAIZ project info)
    • PAIZ and AIAI workshops with schoolchildren in Delhi on social robotics which includes programming the Nao v6 robot (PAIZ project info)
    • Guest lecture at IIIT-Delhi on Critical Design Thinking. 
  • Oct 2023: Oulu and Tampere teams visit IIT-Delhi to run workshops with the Nao robot, the Paro robot, and with SL Zone application with local schools in New Delhi.
  • Nov 2023: Workshop at IndiaHCI 2023 on Designing Accessible and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AIAI)