CONCEPT & METHODOLOGY
As previously discussed, I will be creating a blog series to explore the implications of Artificial Intelligence on key areas of interest in regards to fields I’m interested in and where I could see myself working in. My blog series will consist of fortnightly uploads in which I discuss possible futures which involve the possible positive and negative repercussions of Artificial Intelligence. I will be drawing on research from academic, scholarly, and popular news sources along with BCM325 class reading and science-fiction media to create an image of the future through my blog series.
The audio and video portion of my blog will most likely take the form of digital versions of my blog where I will attempt to incorporate footage from relevant activities to the subject matter being discussed in the blogs, for example, footage of my wargaming as part of my participation in BCM300. While this content is a good start it will be important to share my progress of development along with engaging with social media groups in hopes of developing my feedback loop like previously mentioned.
Over 60 years ago, human’s experienced the birth of Artificial Intelligence, over that period however AI has not experienced similar levels of development compared to other fields conceptualised during the post-world-war period. Bell argues that all new technologies are “fraught with consequences, and yet it is only after something has hit us hard that we set about dealing with it.“, which humans continue to fail to realise and implement into the development process of technological advancements. “AI is not in the future; it is already here,” explains Natalie Rens which raises the point that we cannot expect our future generations to plan, regulate and establish ethics surrounding AI, and because AI is already on our doorstep and with the lack of public democratic discussion this will most likely continue unless something terrible occurs.
Overall, the academic and scholarly sources surrounding artificial intelligence are well versed however, it is difficult to gather all the information on the subject, so my Digitial Artefact will act as a means of consolidating all relevant material into one place for the general mass public.
Below is my planned production timeline for my BCM325 Digital Artefact. Giving myself a fortnightly window of production of a single blog series is important to keep myself engaged with the course and remove the risk of burnout from overloading my plate with work with regard to BCM325 and my other subject commitments.
Throughout the weeks, I will be engaging with developing my persona by joining communities and discussions across platforms like Reddit, Discord, Facebook, and Twitter as a means of improving my understanding of the topic area. Outside the normal means of gathering research from academic, scholarly, and popular media sources. I’ve also situated 2 weeks of adversity planning to catch up on work if I fall behind because of my previously mentioned subject commitments in the recess and week 11-time slots.
Reference LIST & Additional sources for potential use:
Lohn, A, Parasiliti, A and Wesler, W (2015) How We Can Overcome the Risks of AI [online] https://time.com/4080577/artificial-intelligence-risks/ [Accessed: 15/03/2022]
Müller, V (2015) Risks of Artificial Intelligence [online] https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/uow/reader.action?docID=4097041 [Accessed: 15/03/2022]
Moore, C (2019) BCM325 Multiple Futures – Part Two [YouTube] https://youtu.be/nU8JbEy-2QI [Accessed: 16/03/2022]
Moore, C (2019) BCM325 Future Cultures – Futures Thinking: Science Fiction [YouTube] https://youtu.be/3Rl_ZuRKERc [Accessed: 16/03/2022]
Anyoha, R (2017) The History of Artificial Intelligence [online] https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/history-artificial-intelligence/ [Accessed 17/03/2022]
Wells, H. G. (1932) Wanted – Professors of Foresight! [online] https://foresightinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Wells_Wanted_Profs_of_Fsight_1932.pdf [Accessed 17/03/2022]
Rens, N, and Leitner, J (2017) A survival guide for the coming AI revolution [online] https://theconversation.com/a-survival-guide-for-the-coming-ai-revolution-72974 [Accessed 17/03/2022]
Pazzanese, C (2020) Ethical concerns mount as AI takes bigger decision-making role in more industries [online] https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/10/ethical-concerns-mount-as-ai-takes-bigger-decision-making-role/ [Accessed 17/03/2022]
UNESCO (2022?) Artificial Intelligence: examples of ethical dilemmas [online] https://en.unesco.org/artificial-intelligence/ethics/cases [Accessed 17/03/2022]