On Culturally Responsive
Ryan Calo, Batya Friedman, Tadayoshi Kohno,
Hannah Almeter and Nick Logler
What world—what worlds—will we build with artificial intelligence?
Intended for policymakers, technologists, educators and others, this international collection of 19 short stories delves into AI’s cultural impacts with hesitation and wonder. Authors from Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, the United States, and elsewhere vividly recount the anticipated influences of AI on love, time, justice, identity, language, trust, and knowledge through the power of narrative.
Deceptively simple in form, these original stories introduce and legitimate perspectives on AI spanning five continents. Individually and together, they open the reader to a deeper conversation about cultural responsiveness at a time of rapid, often unilateral technological change.
United States of Brazil
Dennys Antonialli, InternetLab, Brazil
Chinmayi Arun, National Law University, Delhi, India
Br’er Rabbit and the Mirror Baby
Joanna Bryson, University of Bath, England
Darren Byler, University of Washington, United States
Ryan Calo, University of Washington, United States
In Search of Robot Love
Jeff Cao, Tencent Research Institute, China
The Boy Whose Light Went Out
Jack Clark, OpenAI, United States
Batya Friedman, University of Washington, United States
Sue Glueck, Microsoft, United States
Lia’s AI Future 2036
Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol, England
A Well-Meaning Robot
Alejandro Hevia, University of Chile, Chile
With the Lights Out, It’s Less Dangerous
Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa, Canada
Lost Knowledge? Forbidden Knowledge?
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington, United States
Lisa Nathan, University of British Columbia, Canada
Do We Have the Right Metrics?
Joseph Nkurunziza, Never Again Rwanda, Rwanda
Moussas of the Savanna
Nnenna Nwakanma, World Wide Web Foundation, Côte d’Ivoire
Amir Rashidi, Center for Human Rights in Iran, Iran
Rohan Samarajiva, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka
Of Genies and Magic Lamps
Jeroen van den Hoven, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands