We are witnessing a pivotal time in human history, as artificial intelligence (AI) is integrated into just about every new or established industry. However, with this promise there is a global lack of understanding. What is AI and why should I care?
International aid and development agencies are investing in many aspects of AI technology and we suggest that storytelling must be one of them. More and more, AI can be used to preserve indigenous languages and cultural heritage, which provide a core foundation in sustaining communities. On 27-31 May, 2019 at the AI For Good Global Summit in Geneva, AI, Culture and Storytelling will be workshopped for the first time. Read the full story here on ITU News.
AI FOR GOOD GLOBAL SUMMIT IN GENEVA: May 31, 2019
Join us for a series of interactive workshops as we explore ways to invite global voices into AI. The workshops, led by AI and Storytelling thought leaders, will explore pioneering research on automated storytelling and include hands-on workshops on structured data collection as one of the keys to training algorithms to be more culturally aware. In addition, the workshops delve into ethical and historical considerations as we create the foundations for a deeply inclusive AI. Learn more about the program here.
"We are our distinct and unique cultures, histories and languages. In today’s ever-increasingly globalized world, we must act as guardians of the unique cultural heritage that forms the basis of our identities. New technologies are facilitating this arduous task. The architect of the future, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can lead the way in preserving our distinct cultural heritage for the next generations.
Just over a year old, AI start-up IVOW has a mission to “bring the ancient art of storytelling into your smart home devices.” IVOW is busy developing a chatbot that will record and share users’ stories..." Read the full story here.