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11th October 2022
Democratic Society are running 3 co-creation workshops (Edinburgh, Inverness and online) to develop design principles and a participatory decision tree on how people in Scotland should be engaged and be part of decision making on artificial intelligence (AI) in the future.
You do not need to know anything about AI as the workshop will cover AI application scenarios (real-life examples) in Scotland and you will collaboratively design principles with the rest of the group for how you think you should be engaged and make decisions on AI in the future, reflecting on some high and low stake examples.
What do you mean by artificial intelligence (AI)?
Technologies used to allow computers to perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition and language translation. AI is a broad discipline. Think of it as a group of complementary technologies, including data-driven techniques, which are evolving constantly.
AI is already an important part of our lives in Scotland, and many of the technologies and products we use day-to-day are utilising AI. As its impact grows, AI will reach more and more people in Scottish society and we must be clear about the kind of AI we want to see in our country. The benefits of AI can be huge if we ensure that it is trustworthy, inclusive and ethical – which is why we want your help to shape the vision for AI in Scotland.
Workshop options (select one)
The workshop you choose, will be held over a full day and you will work with others as part of a small group (7-10 people) to deliberate on possible future AI scenarios in Scotland and decide on the best principles for public engagement Scotland should be working towards. The ideas you suggest at the workshop will form the Scottish AI Alliance design principles and a participatory decision tree for future engagement and decision making in AI policy.
Gift of thanks
To say thanks for giving up your time and to cover any travel or child-caring costs, we will be providing thank you honorariums.
Sign up form
Selection of participants
Spaces are allocated on a first-come basis, however we can only have up to 7-10 people per workshop (30 people total) this means if we receive more than the number required, we will need to do a selection process to ensure that there is a broadly representative sample of demographics including age, gender, local authority area, understanding of AI. Due to the nature of AI and potential for bias, we are particularly interested in hearing from groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in Scottish society. This means you may not be selected if too many people sign-up under the same demographic profile, however there are other ways to engage here: https://www.scottishai.com/get-involved
AI is a complex subject and we want all of you to feel confident to speak openly, without any fear. If you are selected, we will be sending you out an information pack and ensuring you feel safe and comfortable to attend in advance of the workshop. The workshop delivery team will be in contact with you to make sure you have everything that you need, to feel valued and to take part safely.
The following organisations are part of this process: