No more robots and glowing brains - making better stock photos for AI
News stories or press releases about AI are typically illustrated with stock photos of shiny gendered robots, glowing blue brains or the Terminator. We think this is harmful; it sets unrealistic expectations, it hinders wider understanding of the technology and potentially sows fear. Ultimately this affects public understanding and critical discourse around this increasingly influential technology.
We think there could be better, less clichéd, more accurate and more representative images and media for this technology.
In this workshop we will explore and generate some alternatives and maybe, ultimately, change these perceptions. There will be discussion, exploration of useful metaphors, collaborative whiteboards, and maybe some sketching.
No specialist knowledge is needed, just thoughts and opinions on how AI works and is communicated. After you have signed up to the session you could try to find a couple of good and bad images of AI to bring along with you.