Empower Children in Nigeria to Design the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Writing

Cornelius Adejoro, Luise Arn, Larissa Schwartz, Tom Yeh

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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to engaging children in Nigeria to share their views of AI. This approach is centered on an inclusive writing contest for children in a secondary school in Abuja to write about AI to compete for prizes and share their writings with others. A preliminary analysis of the first 11 articles we received exhibits diverse gender and ethnic representation that conveys cultural values and perspectives distinct from those of the children in Western countries. This finding suggests future work to conduct an in-depth cross-cultural analysis of the articles and to replicate similar writing contests to engage children in other underrepresented countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2023 - 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference
Subtitle of host publicationRediscovering Childhood
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages677-680
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9798400701313
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2023
Event22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood, IDC 2023 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 202322 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2023 - 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood

Conference

Conference22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference: Rediscovering Childhood, IDC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period19/06/2322/06/23

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Keywords

  • Africa
  • Children
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion

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