Algorithmic Societies

Algorithmic Societies is an open initiative that explores, discusses and promotes the responsibility of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithmic systems in societies. We involve affected communities with AI researchers and developers to reflect and boost the collaboration for addressing social problems associated with the governance of algortihms and data.

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We draw on feminist and queer theories to address the principles of empathy, plurality and contestability in AI research and development. We drive participatory practices to facilitate interaction and the sharing of mutual knowledge. The aim is to establish networks of collaborations, tools and, ultimately, to set a path to plurality in the AI agenda.

The many reasons...

Because there are no technological fixes for wicked societal problems, we have to solve social issues and think technologies together.

Because the technologies that we have are a function of power relations and so are their effects.

Because when discrimination is algorithmically obfuscated, it becomes systematically institutionalized.

Because we have to ask, for what purpose and for whom.

Because there is no universally agreed-upon good, we must consider all the voices.

Because diversity discourses are not enough to solve discrimination and harm, diversity can be institutionalized, flawed and biased.

Because many diversity narratives avoid representation and distribution of power among all the communities.

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We are preparing a series of activities for this year and the future ahead to generate spaces for discussion, networking and knowledge sharing.

How to contribute

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We are looking for institutional support.

If you are a representative that consider our mission as essential for the future of society, please write to us, and we will be happy to share with you our plans.

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We are also looking for new founding members and volunteers.

If you believe in our cause, and want to contribute to Algorithmic Societies, we are waiting for your contact through mail or twitter. We will be happy to have you on board!

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