1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 5.9 OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES
Queerness and queer people face an uncertain future in the face of ever more widely deployed and invasive artificial intelligence (AI). These technologies have caused numerous harms to queer people, including privacy violations, censoring and downranking queer content, exposing queer people and spaces to harassment by making them hypervisible, deadnaming and outing queer people. More broadly, they have violated core tenets of queerness by classifying and controlling queer identities. In response to this, the queer community in AI has organized Queer in AI, a global, decentralized, volunteer-run grassroots organization that employs intersectional and community-led participatory design to build an inclusive and equitable AI future. In this paper, we present Queer in AI as a case study for community-led participatory design in AI.We examine how participatory design and intersectional tenets started and shaped this community’s programs over the years.
Ovalle, Anaelia; Subramonian, Arjun; Singh, Ashwiin; Voelcker, Claas; Sutherland, Danica; Locatelli, Davide; Breznik, Eva; Klubicka, Felip; Yuan, Hang; J, Hetvi; Zhang, Huan; Shriram, Jaidev; Lehman, Kruno; Soldaini, Luca; Sap, Maarten; Deisenroth, Marc Peter; Pacheco, Maria Leonor; Ryskina, Maria; Mundt, Martin; Agarwal, Melind; McLean, Nyx; Xu, Pan; Pranav, A.; Korpan, Raj; Ray, Ruchira; Mathew, Sarah; Arora, Sarthak; John, S.T.; Anand, Tanvi; Agrawal, Vishakha; Agnew, William; Long, Yanan; Wang, Zijie J.; Talat, Zeerak; Ghosh, Avijit; Dennler, Nathaniel; Noseworthy, Michael; Jha, Sharvani; Baylor, Emi; Joshi, Aditya; Bilenko, Natalia Y.; McNamara, Andrew; Gontijo-Lopes, Raphael; Markham, Alex; Dong, Evyn; Kay, Jackie; Saraswat, Manu; Vytla, Nikhil; and Stark, Luke, "Queer In AI: A Case Study in Community-Led Participatory AI" (2023). Conference papers. 407.
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