Ahead of a global summit on artificial intelligence in Geneva May 28-31, we've launched a digital campaign asking people around the world to share their heritage stories on social media.
The hope is to generate a new conversation around intelligent inclusion; to invite the global public to share their heritage stories; and for AI developers to engage in the promise of storytelling as a tool to make AI systems more inclusive. A closer consideration of local cultures and traditions could greatly improve the ability of non-storytelling AI to respond to people’s values and interests.
Some of these stories will be showcased on Friday May 31 at the AI For Good Global Summit in Geneva. AI experts and storytellers from Tonga, Fiji, Mexico City, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States will be facilitating a daylong workshop on the future of storytelling, culture, and AI. Today, AI systems struggle to be responsive to the values, goals, and principles of different communities. We now have too many examples of systems that make incorrect tradeoffs (for the user), focus on “needs” that do not really exist, or otherwise reflect the biases and perspectives of the developers rather than the people who are affected by the AI.
Share your story on social media using #AIForGood!
Davar Ardalan, founder of interactive storytelling agency IVOW and Artificial Intelligence in storytelling scientist Rafael Pérez y Pérez, research professor at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana at Cuajjimalpa, Mexico City, discuss the future of storytelling and AI.