11th July 2022
“Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” World Cafe
Delivered face-to-face in the style of a ‘world café’, this event will bring together national and international AI experts to identify how AI applications for the home can be designed from an end-user rather than a technology-centric point of view.
“Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” has potential to radically change the way we think about and use AI by supporting home experiences that actively foster wellbeing, such as human autonomy and competency. “Designing AI for Wellbeing” is a multidisciplinary topic given the many areas that have AI applications and can influence wellbeing, such as healthcare and security. “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” provides a concrete focus to initially develop context specific frameworks for the design of AI in the home to later expand these into other settings.
This face-to-face “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” workshop will contribute to AI scholarship by exploring the specific role of AI in supporting home wellbeing, the key barriers in this and how these might be overcome. Contrary to the traditional process of AI development that can be technology centric with minimal end-user feedback, “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” places the focus on wellbeing and end-user needs. For example, AI in health monitoring normally focuses on the technology’s ability to recognise markers for illness rather than supporting greater human agency through personalisation and feedback of the system and usefulness of results. Moreover, when AI technologies are developed from an ethical governance perspective, concepts focus on mitigating negative impacts, through ethical frameworks and law for example, rather than supporting user experiences that actively foster wellbeing, including AI technologies for the home.
This workshop introduces “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” as a new AI methodology to significantly advance the field towards new technologies that puts people at the heart of AI to foster human flourishing across all AI influenced aspects of life. This collaborative event will converge wide ranging expertise in AI technology and explore definitions, challenges, and research priority areas for “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing”.
The workshop will take place in Oak Suite 1 & 2.
Dr Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
Prof Mark Plumbley, Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
FOLLOW UP SEMINAR - 12th JULY
This event will be followed up by a “Designing AI for Home Wellbeing” AI Seminar Day on 12th July, featuring a range of speakers presenting future AI future AI technologies for home wellbeing as well as the social implications of implementing them.
Registration and further details are available here.
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey
People-Centred Ai Institute, University of Surrey
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