The Ecology of AI Repair
Who is involved in repairing AI-based tools? What kinds of expertise are required to fix them? And who is forgotten in the conversation?
Picking an AI failure story of your choice or from a list of scenarios, participants will embody different roles in an AI repair team and imagine what they need to do to help solve a broad range of issues they can uncover trying to fix an AI failure. As participants begin to cluster around certain issues, we will be able to visualize the ecology of AI repair on this Miro board: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_lRRny8A=/. Individual participants are free to create their own repair narrative with digital sticky notes! By shifting our attention from design to repair, this workshop is designed to have participants walk away with new ways of explaining why an AI fails to do what it is intended to do, and the first step to fixing it.