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Roll for Initiative: how to make the world of AI a more ethical place

Friday 9:20 AM–9:50 AM in Hall C
Content warning:

This talk includes discussion of racism, porn, and homophobia. There is a brief discussion of medical AI. No images of harmful content are shown.

Part of the All Things Data! specialist track

Your team has gathered to fight bias, your tool, AI. How do you muster your forces and all of the abilities at your disposal to fight and slay your fearsome foe? Using all of the lawful and chaotic good tools available, how do you create a balanced party and slay the Beasts of Bias; racism, sexism and queerphobia? Can it be done? Venture together with me into the seedier side of AI as we band together to fight algorithmic injustice and create a better world.

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This is a dungeons and dragons themed talk about AI and ethics. I will talk about the key issues facing AI and AI engineers and what we need to do to create better, more equitable AI for all. I will talk about the considerations that need to be made, the issues that exist and how we can all band together to slay this monster.

This talk is part campaign, part ethical discussion of critical AI issues. There is a 5e compatible module that is free to download if you wish to play it as a one shot.

J. Rosenbaum they/them • @minxdragon@wandering.shop • @minxdragon

Dr J. Rosenbaum is a Melbourne AI artist and researcher working with 3D modeling, artificial intelligence and extended reality technologies. Their work explores posthuman and postgender concepts using classical art combined with new media techniques and programming.

J received their PhD at RMIT University in 2023 exploring AI Perceptions of Gender and the nature of AI generated art and the human hands behind the processes that engender bias, especially towards gender minorities. Their artwork highlights this bias through programmatic interactive artworks and traditional gallery displays. They speak at conferences worldwide about the use of artificial intelligence in art and have exhibited all over the world. J’s artwork has been supported by the City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts Grants and has won the Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize.

J works with classically inspired aesthetics with the latest technologies to create a speculative future grounded in the aesthetics of the past to show that gender minorities have always been here and will continue into the future.