Age Against the Machine: A Call for Designing Ethical AI for and with Children

Sumita Sharma, Marianne Kinnula, Netta Iivari, Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Heidi Hartikainen, Eva Durall, Tonja Molin-Juustila, Jussi Okkonen, Sirkku Kotilainen, Nitin Sawhney, Grace Eden, Charu Monga

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Abstract

Child-Computer Interaction (CCI) research is focused on cultivating, nurturing, and nudging children towards technology use and design. Recently, ethical aspects related to technology have come to the forefront, including the inherent limitations of technology, particularly related to Artificial intelligence (AI). Further, AI has a known diversity problem where age-inclusion can be sometimes forgotten. While various global and national policy frameworks on Children and AI are being developed, the approaches are child-centered but not child-led, restricting children from affecting their own digital futures. Further still, there is little discussion with children on the limitations, inherent biases, and lack of diversity in current design and development of AI. As AI evolves to mimic human-like cognition, emotions, conversations, and decision-making, its impact on children and their futures should be critically examined for, with, and by children. To this end, we invite NordiCHI conference participants and their children to critically examine the challenges towards AI, where all participants consider and reimagine alternative technology presents and futures. This workshop contributes to the ongoing work on Children and AI by including children as equal partners and empowering them to consider present and future challenges as experts of their own lives, with diverse interests, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2022
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 8 Oct 202212 Oct 2022
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceNordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Participative Computing for Sustainable Futures
Abbreviated titleNordiCHI
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period08/10/202212/10/2022

Keywords

  • Children and Artificial Intelligence
  • Design Fiction
  • Ethics
  • Inclusion

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