Project al-Khwarizmi (PAK) uses art and aesthetics as the common language to help citizens, particularly communities of color conceptually understand what algorithms and artificial intelligent systems are as well as how and where these systems intersect their lives. Participants combine this new information with knowledge(s) they already possess to collaboratively design conceptual algorithms for combating and/or interrupting biased artificially intelligent systems. When intervention is not possible, methods of preempting biases built into algorithmic systems to support, rather than hinder, communities of color are explored.
Artificially intelligent systems—including the algorithms they are built on—are quickly becoming the ubiquitous, unseen arbiters of daily life. They are the building blocks that govern our communications, medical records, business endeavors, the judicial system, and so on. Everyone who uses computers has applied for credit or job, etc. has encountered subject to algorithmic systems in ways they may or may not be aware of and have a stake in how artificial intelligence (AI) is designed, developed, trained, tested, and proliferated.
PAK POP UP functions as a space for discovery and catalyst for discussion about artificial intelligence and algorithms .
Project al-Khwarizmi (PAK)
is generously supported by:
A BLADE OF GRASS
STONY BROOK UNIV.
AI Story Circle Workshop
code of dance prelude to algorithms.