CoPDA 2021- Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age: AI for Humans or Humans for AI?
The workshop will explore the relationship between AI, aimed at replacing human beings, and Intelligence Augmentation (IA), focused on empowering human beings in their daily life and work. Balancing between these two perspectives means changing the research paradigm from traditional Human-Centered Design (HCD), to designing the collaboration between humans and computers. This will foster creativity, meaningful work, intersubjectivity, and learning, and eventually improve the quality of life of individuals. However, a variety of issues and ethical problems need to be addressed in this new age – e.g., privacy intrusions, massive unemployment, knowledge and competence loss, lack of control, autonomous weapons, etc. The workshop organizers encourage researchers to submit position papers that will consider these aspects.