/Design a Feminist Chatbot

Provided by: UAL

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 27/04/2020

Subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Creative Technology, Human Computer Interactions, Product Design, User Experience Design

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

We live in an age of conversations powered by artificial intelligence. From customer service chatbots to bots that help you meditate, conversational interfaces are becoming part of our everyday lives – some helping us to automate human work, and others aiming to improve wellbeing.

 

Yet chatbots can easily reinforce harmful gender stereotypes or promote discriminatory behaviour if their designers aren’t careful.

 

On this course, you’ll study feminism and its relationship to technology in order to help you build a feminist chatbot. You’ll learn feminist design tools and basic coding skills, before applying them to designing and programming a chatbot of your own.

 

This course can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for anyone interested in the social implications of technology, specifically the ethical issues surrounding chatbot design.

 

People curious about coding would benefit from this course, as would academics in the feminist or tech communities.

 

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.

 

What will I learn

  • Feminism and its relationship to technology
  • Feminist design tools
  • Feminist approaches to conversation design
  • Basic coding in a collaborative coding environment
  • Prototyping a feminist chatbot
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