Through a series of three online workshops, the CAC invites you to participate in creating a Feminist Data Set. Through the work of artist Caroline Sinders, learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer algorithms, mechanical turks, and how to create a more free and just technological future.
Together, we will create a data set that has never existed before, and use that data to create Feminist AI. You don't need to be a technologist, AI engineer, or a robot to participate; just have open mind, a lot of curiosity, and a desire to resist data bias!
The workshops hosted on Zoom and are open to anyone interested in exploring the project, and are intersectional, trans, and non-gender binary inclusive. This event is part of the CAC's online programming for Make America What America Must Become, An Exhibition of Gulf South Artists, on view at the CAC through January 24, 2021. Learn more and explore our Virtual Exhibition, here!
About Workshop #2 - Thursday, November 5, 2020
How are people used and mistreated in AI and how can we intervene in this underpaid, technical, labor system?
In our second workshop in this series, we will move towards developing a feminist mechanical turk system, focussing on interrogating the human labor that really powers AI systems. People do all sorts of tasks in AI systems, from sorting data and responses (such as for Cortana; human laborers often wade through Cortana conversations consumers have with the AI to annotate) to mechanical turk, where real people do many, many small tasks over many hours to train the AI models. AI is made by people, and human hands, and those humans are often underpaid. Thus, we wonder, can we make a feminist system of this, how could we, and what could it look like?
Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required
Register for The Feminist Data Set Workshops
The workshops are designed to be experienced together but can be booked onto seperately if you are unable to make all dates. RSVP for the other upcoming workshops, below.
Workshop #1 (October 15, 2020): Can data collection itself function as an artwork? Can it act as a form of protest? Learn More and RSVP
Workshop #3 (December 10, 2020): This work is a deep provocation and a reflection of our wants and needs as a community. What is an intersectional feminist AI system or what would an intersectional feminist algorithm need? Learn more and RSVP