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CHI 2021 – virtual online workshop

Artificially Intelligent Technology for the Margins: A Multidisciplinary Design Agenda

7 May 2021

Call For Participation

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into social, health, and public sectors could bring promising benefits. However, these technologies lead to several challenges, e.g., privacy concerns, unfairness, and the increase of marginalization. Thus, it is essential that more attention is given on how we design such systems for/with marginalized people.

This workshop will provide a forum to exchange experiences on designing technologies for/with marginalized people and AI/ML driven technologies. We will explore potential tools to support designing AI/ML systems with marginalized people, and develop a design agenda. We use a broad definition of marginalized people that may include, but is not limited to, people of/with low socioeconomic status, disabilities and migration histories.

We invite researchers, practitioners and community members interested in the aforementioned topic to submit a 2-4 page (excluding references) position paper as PDF using ACM Master Article Template. Submissions should critically reflect on current projects and/or present challenges and approaches. Submissions could reflect on:

  • case studies with marginalized people and/or AI/ML,
  • design methods used with marginalized people that may be transferable to the design of AI/ML technologies,
  • past experiences illustrating positive or negative outcomes of AI/ML in this context.

In particular, we encourage submissions from the Global South to promote discussions from diverse perspectives. If you are from the Global South and have trouble deciding if your work fits the focus of this workshop, please email or Reem Talhouk

Early Submission Deadline: February 25, 2021 – 23:59 CET (extended). 
Early Notification: March 7, 2021
Final Submission Deadline: March 14, 2021
Final Notification: March 28, 2021

Submissions should be sent to

Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and diversity. At least one author of each accepted position paper must register and attend the workshop and register for at least one day of the conference.