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ethical data

ETHICS, AI, AND DATA IN BIASED TIMES

How can a deeper understanding of the ethics of data and AI enable us to become better people in our on- and offline lives?

• 10. August - 14. August 2020
• Based at ACUD in Berlin, Germany
• One week, full-time
• Small class of participants


Pricing
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
€725 until 15. Apr., €845 regular fee

Freelancer*
€925 until 15. Apr., €1045 regular fee

Professional*
€1125 until 15. Apr., €1265 regular fee


course
description

Every day we navigate our relationship to the internet, making countless compromises about the data we’re leaving behind as we rationalise that access to information is of utmost importance. Is there any other way? Join us as we explore the potential of data to disrupt larger systems. This class aims to cover a lot of ground relating data, artificial intelligence, ethics, feminism, interfaces and ideologies and the role of biases in our daily lives.

In this week-long intensive program, we'll take a closer look at the systems of control that surround us, exploring ways in which information is used both for and against us and the ethical implications on either side.

We'll gain a deeper understanding of data collection and the ways in which data can become easily manipulated to shape false narratives. We'll break down the role of the user interface to understand the psychological underpinnings that invisibly direct our online behaviour and look at problematic presumptions and the roles of machine learning and AI in current pract.

Additionally, we'll delve into artistic interventions aimed at calling attention to these hapless truths and consider what alternative methods and more mindful approaches might look like. The aim of this program is to inform, to answer questions and prompt newer ones, to empower us to speak out, take action, and find meaningful ways to more actively participate as truth-seekers and -tellers both in our on- and off-line lives.


in this course,
you will be
introduced to

  • Inherent bias and how data is collected
  • The current state of ethics in relation to AI and data.
  • The feminist data set project and alternative approaches to collecting data
  • The power of the graphic user interface design to enhance the production of data
  • Challenges and conversations on play from a variety of perspectives
  • An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators

who is this
program for?

This course is for artists, technologists, educators, researchers, journalists, and anyone who has  always wanted to delve into the world of ethics, AI, and data but have  never been sure where to start. This course approaches these topics from an introductory level. No prior experience is required.


meet the
instructors