LEARNER: Indigenous Future Imaginaries in AI

LEARNER: Indigenous Future Imaginaries in AI


Inclusive Design Research Centre


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The earner of this badge has learned about various indigenous perspectives on AI and AI development, including traditional ways of knowing and ethical engagement. In addition, the earner has explored the obstacles and benefits of facilitating an "IDE" OR Indigenized Design Environment in order to support community engagement in AI and related fields. The learner viewed a webinar and essay on Indigenous contributions to AI delivered by Jason Edward Lewis, digital media theorist, poet, and software designer. A summative assessment, in the form of a knowledge recall quiz including distinguishing terminology, frameworks, and relevant use, was completed, and then evaluated by a qualified We Count assessor. Estimated learning time including assessment: 2-4 hours.

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Instructions for Badge Earners

This assessment consists of 4 short answer questions based on the content of Jason Edward Lewis's webinar on Indigenous AI in Future Imaginaries and his essay: Making Kin with the Machines. The final reflection question will allow you to connect what you have learned to your own experiences and We Count initiatives.

This assessment is not time-restricted, featuring an option at the bottom of the form for it to be saved and continued later. Remember to read through all of the questions carefully, and to take your time.

The average learning time for this badge is 2-4 hours.

Short Answer Questions

150-250 words. Hint: Author 4. in the essay provides particularly relevant examples. The 36th minute of the webinar, during the Question and Answer period, can also assist with this.
150-250 words. Hint: Jason Edward Lewis discusses this at the 31 minute mark in the webinar. Feel free to draw from elsewhere in the material for your answer.
150-250 words. Hint: Author 3 in the essay provides particularly relevant examples. Also the Question and Answer Period in the Webinar at the 35 minute mark can assist with this.
150-250 words. This is a reflection question, please feel free to draw on both the material and your own experiences.
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