AI Futures Lab
Rights & Justice in Remote Work
AI is increasingly widespread, but poses a challenge for designers: it is complex, entangled, plural and indeterminate, and it changes over time. Harms that can result from poorly designed AI systems are both subtle and large scale, and socio-legal contexts evolve in response to the actions of computational systems. New ways of working and flexible responses to a changing world are needed, which at the same time support human agency, human rights, wellbeing and justice.
The AI Futures Lab will address the current knowledge gap by combining IDE post-industrial design research and methodologies. These will be applied to machine ethnography, to experiential AI and to in-the-wild AI prototyping using TPM methodologies of comprehensive engineering and design for values. We will explore configurations of people and AI around remote collaboration and distributed work, aiming to expand both scientific knowledge and public understanding of AI capabilities. Our goal is a tangible and vibrant set of prototypes, experiences and theories that map out ways in which design can be engaged to deploy AI and machine learning in support of new ways of working. By prototyping new relationships ‘WITH AI’ that are respectful of agency, rights, and justice, we will open up spaces for new developments ‘IN AI’.
The AI Futures Lab is part of the TU Delft AI Labs programme.