It's Only an Algorithm: a Neurodivergent Approach to AI
In the fall of 2019 Erika Lincoln started a 15 month research project funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. This project investigates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) from a neurodivergent perspective. Lincoln will apply N. Katherine Hayles' concept of "cognitive assemblage" in relation to collaborative art making with AI/ML. Some of the questions this research will explore are
1. How would an AI/ML model manifest and express itself if it was developed with neurodivergent learning strategies?
2 How would working with such intelligences inform artmaking?
3. How can neurodivergent AI/ML systems be designed so that not do not fall into the "fix it" medical model of disability?
Research paper presentation selected for ISEA 2020 Montreal.
A scribble of red lines and yellow GPS way points is superimposed over a grey satellite image of a neighbourhood. Text in white over the red lines reads Start, a red x highlighted by a white box.