The debate around whether artificial intelligence will enhance or downgrade humanity, if it will bring out its best or its worst, is hotter than ever. And the more we discuss, the more as designers we realize that what we design is never neutral and that we have a lot of responsibility for whether or not AI adds value to people’s lives.
But if we don’t want AI hacks us, we need to hack AI.
By starting to inject human values and ethics into the design process, and also into the development, so that AI can operate in a way that is beneficial to people.
We need to move beyond functional goals and technical issues and find new methods to design humane, equitable, and accountable AI.
How might we understand ethics and incorporate it in the AI design? My proposal is to mix many design approaches and tools like speculative, inclusive, equity and systemic design. This is an experimental workshop that goes through this direction and aims to enrich the designer toolbox.