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Designing for Futures Otherwise: From the Designerly Imaginaries to the Socio-Technical Practices of Responsible AI

Øvrige — We are excited to invite you to the "Designing for Futures Otherwise" public symposium on the 25th of January at the University of Copenhagen. In this symposium, we explore the role of designerly imaginaries and socio-technical practices in the design of Responsible AI, showcasing the findings of three years in the DCODE Marie-Curie network.


Date & Time:

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Auditorium, ground floor, room 4A.0.69, South Campus, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Hosted by:
Professor Irina Shklovski, PhD fellow Natalia-Rozalia Avlona, PhD fellow Sonja Rattay. Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.


How do we responsively design for a digital society that is inclusive and sustainable? The DCODE project seeks to develop approaches to design that challenge established norms of technology and algorithmic imaginaries. We engage with AI, digital twins, synthetic data generation, and the social life of algorithms, in ways that anticipate new acts of interfacing and agonism and promote situated forms of ethics in design practice.

Three years into the project, this symposium will showcase our progress and our findings. We will discuss the problematics of AI imaginaries, the challenges of thinking about data, ethics, and responsibility in the creation of AI systems, and the ways in which academic discourse can productively connect with industry concerns.

Professor Irina Shklovski will open the symposium by introducing the DCODE network in discussion with the affiliated industry partner, Bulent Ozel.

We are excited to have our keynote speaker, Professor Ann Light, invited to share her insights on “Imagining Difference”. We will then feature two thematic panels, addressing the designerly imaginaries and the expert’s socio-technical practices in designing AI systems that aspire to be responsible and inclusive.

Please check the detailed programme here.

The symposium has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement.