WORKSHOP: Algorithmic Intersectionality, exercises for thinking
10 November 10:00 - 12 November 12:30
This workshop on the 10th and 12th November aims to understand the biases in the design and implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms and the concepts of algorithmic justice. In this sense, a process will be carried out to identify and design scenarios and narratives in relation to artificial intelligence. We will use an intersectional feminist approach to technology.
We will learn to use thinking tools that will give an overview of the biases in the design of algorithms, understanding the risks and opportunities of AI for individuals and collectives. To do this, the different groups will have to work with a technology that uses AI to re-design its narrative through fictional design techniques that take into account the affected groups.
The workshop includes methodological and theoretical contents that can be used as tools for reflection and critique coming from different academic currents such as Media Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Human-Computer Interaction, Design Research, Critical Black Feminism. These are:
- Matrix of Oppression
- People (exercise in self-reflection)
- Analysis of design narratives
Technological applications will also be considered, including the different scenarios and cycles of algorithms: data collection, filtering and selection, model design, user testing and policy implementation.
Calendar: 1oth and 12th Novembre, 10am to 12.30pm
Target audience: Civil society organisations. No technical knowledge is required for this activity.
Modality: 5 hours online.
Participants: Maximum 20~25 people.
The workshop will be given by in Spanish by:
- Manuel Portela, postdoctoral researcher of the research group in web sciences and social informatics at UPF-DTIC. He obtained his PhD in GeoInformatics as a Joint European Degree, which is part of the H2020-MSCA GEO-C project, at the University Jaume I (UJI), Spain. He is currently researching the development of algorithmic explainability approaches and participatory artificial intelligence.
- Lucia Errandonea, specialist in innovation and participation processes. She has a degree in Political Science, design and participatory management of projects in cities and communities. She has completed two Masters degrees, one in New Trends and Process Innovation in Communication (UJI) and the other in Smart Communities, Design and Management (UNITN). Currently, she coordinates several European projects in the field of science and technology at Ideas for Change.