[SIGCIS-Members] Call for proposals: A New AI Lexicon

Dr. Joy Lisi Rankin drjoy at joyrankin.com
Thu Jan 14 15:00:30 PST 2021


I'm excited to share that my colleagues at AI Now, Noopur Raval and Amba Kak, have launched the project: A New AI Lexicon: Responses and Challenges to the Critical AI Discourse. The projects aims to expand and revise critical AI thinking by attending to global racial histories, diverse queer movements, struggles of caste and tribe communities, and their specific place-based demands especially outside of the West. We need a more expansive stocktaking of race and gender relations as well as the variegated forms of marginalization globally.

As part of this project, we are inviting short essays that address or challenge a dominant concept, metaphor, or keyword along which critical AI thinking is currently undertaken (like Fairness, Transparency, Accountability, Bias, Auditing, Ghost Labor, Explainability, Social Good etc.). Or  identify new terms or formulations currently  missing from the discourse.

We encourage academics, activists, journalists and others, especially early career or junior colleagues researching global AI histories, materialities and futures to apply. We are able to offer financial support to a limited number of contributors, and the submission guidelines are available here: https://medium.com/a-new-ai-lexicon/a-new-ai-lexicon-responses-and-challenges-to-the-critical-ai-discourse-f2275989fa62

If you have any questions, or know someone who would be a good fit for this project, please feel free to reach out to me, Noopur (noopur at ainowinstitute.org) or Amba (amba at ainowinstitute.org).

Thanks very much,

Joy Lisi Rankin | she/her/hers
Research Lead for the Gender, Race, and Power in AI Program
AI Now Institute @ NYU
Author: A People's History of Computing in the US
Recently: "Bodies into Bits" and "Whitewashing Tech"
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