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Caroline Sinders: Using Design and Art to Create Equitable AI

February 3, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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How to Participate:

Participants are invited to attend in-person at North Quad Space 2435 or virtually via Zoom. Registration for virtual participation or RSVP for in person participation required.


Using Design and Art to Create Equitable AI


Caroline Sinders is an award winning critical designer, researcher, and artist. She’s the founder of human rights and design lab, Convocation Research + Design. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, intersectional justice, systems design, harm, and politics in digital conversational spaces and technology platforms. She has worked with the United Nations, Amnesty International, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, Google’s PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research group), Ars Electronica’s AI Lab, the Weizenbaum Institute, the Mozilla Foundation, Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sci Art Resonances program with the European Commission, and the International Center of Photography. Her work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, Telematic Media Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Wired, Slate, Hyperallergic, Clot Magazine, Quartz, the Channels Festival, and others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

She’s been named by Forbes as an AI Designer to Watch in 2017, won the bronze award for Webby’s Anthem Award’s responsible technology category for a toolkit she created for technologists and community organizers for how to hold safe and caring events during COVID19, shortlisted for a Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in the Social Good Category for a product she lead design on, and she has provided insights, critique and feedback to internationally regulatory bodies such as the ICO and FTC on technology, design, digital harm, and policy.  Her artwork on disinformation has been described “work [that] helps us better understand how easily visual culture contributes to their credibility” by Hyperallergic.

Caroline is currently based between London, UK and New Orleans, USA.


This talk is sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Society and Computing (ESC). ESC is generously supported by the School of Information; the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research; and the Department of Communication & Media in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan

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