Our interactions with algorithmic systems lead us to develop relationships which extend beyond the digital realms. Inevitably, they have first and second order implications on our innate sense of agency, autonomy, and identity. Disentangling these implications leads us to question the existing legal and other frameworks that operate on the…


A project by dear friends at Cesar & Lois Art Collective who engage in a vision for Ecosystemic AI — articulating connections across prehuman and posthuman intelligences

Happy World Happiness Day! Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” is the incomprehensible masterpiece that emerged in my mind as I was settling down, rushing to organize the threads in my life that have led me to write these lines. Imagine the sound of Aaron Copland’s fanfares as you’re…


This summary introduces the results from preliminary analysis of the CORD-19 research dataset and aims to investigate the ethical and social science considerations regarding pandemic outbreak response efforts. In particular, we identify the research articles in the dataset which discuss the potential barriers and enablers for the uptake of public…


Good maps allow us to extend our senses. They bring awareness and agency by enabling action based on more informed decisions. This is also what has partly driven us to explore the intersection between organizational structure and AI. Not all of AI work in general but specifically the work encompassing…


Do you ask yourself what happens to the ghostly presence that remains after you interact with a digital system?

The very moment you open a web page, scroll down, scroll up, and down again, thumbs up, thumbs down … you leave digital traces, even a kind of fingerprints that could be used to identify your mood, the likelihood you’ll buy a product, the likelihodd you’d like the next…


This article is inspired by a talk that happened at the All Tech Is Human event in San Francisco. A fascinating community I’ve been part of for a year. The goal here is to introduce a way of thinking about algorithmic fairness, accountability, and transparency, which allows us to reflect…


TLDR: A few perspectives from Cybernetics; Stories, Systems and Change; Representations in Social Science vs. Machine Learning; Minority report detection in news related to the refugee crisis; The power of community-driven investigative journalism; Seeing whole systems; [Part 1]

Reveal rather than enframe

The worldview of Cybernetics was about systems — human, nonhuman, and both…


Often times people talk about Artificial Intelligence without ever defining what is it that they call AI. Narrow and general intelligence, transformative AI, provably beneficial AI, extended intelligence as well as infinitely many other concepts. The goal of this writing is to give a working definition of the AI we’re…

Bobi Rakova

Social change through response-able systems that empower participation and inclusion. Ethics and Governance of AI. AI Safety Geek.

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