A conversation on AI activism

By Smriti Parsheera and Sarayu Natarajan

In the latest edition of the ACM Interactions Magazine, CyberBRICS Fellow Smriti Parsheera and Sarayu Natarajan, Founder of Aapti Institute, bring up some conceptual and practical concerns for AI activism, particularly from an Indian perspective. They reason that despite its ‘artificial’ nature, AI happens to be a deeply human subject with humans being involved in every stage of the AI-making process. The identity, affiliations and biases of these individual therefore play an important role in the manner in which these technologies are being shaped. The authors then go on to highlight the role of AI activism in bringing issues of agency, politics, outcomes, and governance to the forefront of the AI discourse. 

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Source: ACM Digital Library