Artificial intelligence and risk in design

Aale Luusua, Johanna Ylipulli

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As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are more and more integrated into everyday lives, both scholarly and popular discourses on AI's often revolve around charting the various risks that may be associated with them. The manner and magnitude of risk that various researchers identify and foresee varies; however, what is common between them is, undoubtedly, the concept of risk itself. This concept, we argue, has been largely taken for granted by the fields involved in the research on AI's; in other words, "risk" has been employed with an everyday sensibility without due critical examination. In this paper, we address risk as a concept directly, by examining interdisciplinary theories and literatures on risk to discuss examples of AI technologies. Through this work, we aim to begin a critical discussion of the importance of theorising risk within design research and practice, and within the development of emerging technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450369749
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: More than Human Centred Design - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020


ConferenceACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Abbreviated titleDIS
Internet address


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Experience
  • General ai
  • Narrow ai
  • Objective risk
  • Risk
  • Subjective risk
  • Theory
  • Urban ai


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