Telling Stories book

Cover of Telling Stories book, courtesy UW Tech Policy Lab

Telling Stories: on culturally response Artificial Intelligence

Member event (online) – March 18 2021

New technologies often export the assumptions, experiences, and values of their developers, assumptions that do not always carry over to different world views.

A new book, Telling Stories, recently published by the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting cultures, countries and communities around the world. It collects 19 short stories from authors, academics and activists from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas in a unique experiment to shift perspective and spark discussion.

On March 18, NSWA members got the chance to hear some of those stories, meet the authors, and explore the wider world of AI.

Speakers included founders of UW’s Tech Policy Lab, Ryan Calo and Batya Friedman, and we were very excited to have featured author Nnenna Nwakanma of the World Wide Web Foundation join us from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

NSWA archieved a copy of the Zoom webinar, which is now available to stream on our YouTube channel.

Telling Stories AI event video

NSWA members can also download a free PDF copy of Telling Stories here: