This presentation aims toward a critical and creative exploration of the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for society through scenarios generated by science fiction prototyping. After a brief introduction to some of the major issues posed by AI, students across the disciplines will be guided through a basic outline for creating science fiction prototypes. Then, motivated by the 2022-2023 SPACE theme WHAT IF?, students will be encouraged to populate the outline with “what if” questions and thus to arrive at multiple scenarios. Ultimately, these scenarios will be part of a design-based methodology to help students generate project ideas related to the challenges of an AI-powered future.
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