Reconstructing the Global Debate through Decolonial Lenses

23. - 24. May 2024
Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE), Bonner Talweg 57, 53113 Bonn, Germany

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This event will be recorded and is available on our YouTube channel afterwards.

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As AI development takes over headlines across the globe, it becomes clearer how such technologies have pushed societies toward further environmental exploitation and wealth and power concentration. Such development has often overlooked the diverse cultural, historical, and social contexts of marginalised communities, in particular Indigenous groups and those from the Majority World. To foster a multifaceted perspective on AI ethics, a pluriversal approach needs to be employed.

This two-day workshop “AI Ethics from the Majority World: Reconstructing the Global Debate Through Decolonial Lenses” offers a forum to discuss alternatives to the status quo of AI ethics. Hosted by the University of Bonn’s Institute for Sciences and Ethics, the workshop aims to advance a reconstruction of the proliferated perspectives of AI ethics, dominantly shaped by ethical standards from historically hegemonic groups in the Minority World, by examining the plural decolonial schools of thought that challenge the positions that have shaped AI development worldwide.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Deivison Faustino, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Husein Inusah, University of Cape Coast, Ghana [Abstract]
  • Modestha Mensah, University of Ghana, Ghana [Abstract]
  • Dodzi Koku Hattoh, University of Ghana, Ghana [Abstract]
  • Melanie Cheung, Indigenous AI, New Zealand [Abstract]
  • Wakanyi Hoffman, The New Institute, Germany [Abstract]
  • Samuel Segun, African Observatory on Responsible AI (AORAI), South Africa [Abstract]
  • Erick Tambo, United Nations University, Cameroon [Abstract]
  • Dylan Merrick, University of Saskatchewan, Canada [Abstract]

Costs: This workshop is free of charge.

Participants: The workshop is open to postgraduate researchers from the master’s level on, as well as professionals who are interested in broadening their understanding of the pluriversality of AI ethics.

Video recording: This event will be recorded and is available on our YouTube channel afterwards.

last update: 16 May 2024

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