Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Future AI

We talked to many brilliant minds about what they are hopeful for when it comes to AI? What is the future of AI, should we even be hopeful?  

Their responses were as brilliant as they are. And we are just going to open the doors of their hopes for you.

Lukáš Likavčan proposed to think about AI as a way to "better place ourselves and our purpose in the large field of non-human, environmental, planetary agencies and intelligences. In that sense, AI also unveils that we are just one of many intelligences that inhabit this earth and accordingly we should enter into some stage of negotiations between these different intelligences of which we are only a fragment, or one particular element.” 

 
Lukáš Likavčan, philosopher

Janus Rose brilliantly reminded us that: “everyone collectively is pushing against, trying to dismantle systems of patriarchy and white-supremacy. This is all within our power, we have the ability to change this but it does not start with AI, it starts with targeting the root problem and using our individual and collective power to provide people who are not being provided for and from there we can take upwards and produce AI that works for everyone. We need to keep in mind that it is  not going to be a tech solution that saves us from the problems we are facing, because the problems we are facing from AI and algorithms are FUNDAMENTAL as to the ways our societies are built and until we address these things, there is always going to be a software - UPDATE FOR OPPRESSION!”

 
Janus Rose, editor at Motherboard/Vice

“In the last years, things have really shifted and people don’t need to be explained why they need responsible AI"  as Liz O’Sullivan concludes and she believes that "there is a plenty of room for responsible AI to continue to grow as long as there is responsible AI community that grows with it.”

 
Liz O'Sullivan, VP at responsable AI company Arthur/ activist

In the similar vein Aviva de Groot calls to “seize the momentum, people are becoming aware that knowledge needs to be working for everyone!

 
Aviva de Groot, PhD candidate at Tilburg University

Or think about using AI to generate art, as Lukáš Likavčan proposes:“one of the very nice ways to derail the use of these language models like the GPT3 model is to use them in a poetic manner, as generators of poetics. So, you can use these algorithms, already now in a very creative manner and then transcending these frontiers of creativity that also means frontier of poetics. That can lead to extension of the imagination of original creators of these technologies or can lead to some subversive movement in society, that can then lead to throwing sand into the gears of technological hegemonies.” 

 
Lukáš Likavčan, philosopher

Can liberation be a playful dance, Mutale Nkonde proves it can. “We found that by using micro-influence that  people were really excited about democracy and exercising their power for good so we are thinking about what new economies can be built for gaming algorithms for good […] or anything where we can be using technology to save the environment, instead of gaming technologies for bad we game them for good, and in that develop new ways of communicating that sit outside journalism, for example.”

 
Mutale Nkonde, founder of AI for the People

Can we hope that social media platforms will become more responsible? Caroline Sinders believes that things are slowly changing: “This movement that’s been happening for the past almost six years around ethical technology that is starting to formalize into things like checklists and concrete standards that people can reflect on as well as emerging and more solidified best practices. And I am hopeful that in the next few years any company will be able to access exercises they can use when they are in their own design sprint or building process and reflect on a question: have we made something safely and securely and have we centered a variety of viewpoints?

 
Caroline Sinders, critical designer/artist

Eliška Pírková hopes that upcoming EU regulations will establish "a system in place where users and their rights come first, where we achieve empowerment of users, where we return control and agencies back to users over the control and information they receive and impart. And that we will finally establish a set of transparency requirements that will empower users" so we "will have a choice" - to be a part of these algorithmic models or to move somewhere else.

 
Eliška Pírková, policy analyst at Access Now