AI & Human Values – Workshop

Where and When

C121 Collaborative Learning Space, Building C, Monash Caulfield Campus
Thursday 24 January 2019 2-4pm


With the rapid advances of AI, concerns around the undesirable and unpredictable impact that AI may have on society are mounting. In response to such concerns, leading AI thinkers and practitioners have started drafting principles and guidelines to envision an AI that would benefit humanity instead of causing harm. Underpinning these principles is the perceived importance for AI to be aligned to human values and promote the ‘common good’. We argue that efforts from leading AI thinkers and practitioners must be supported by constructive critique, dialogue and informed scrutiny from different constituencies asking questions such as: what and whose values? What does ‘common good’ mean, and to whom?

The aim of this workshop is to take a deep dive into human values, examine how they work, and what structures they may exhibit. Specifically, our twofold objective is to capture the diversity of meanings for each value and their interrelationships in the context of AI. We will do so by using some of the tools and techniques developed as part of the Values in Computing (ViC) research.


Workshop structure and high-level outcomes available on request (send MAF  an email ).

Tool Used:

AI Values Q-SortAI Values Q-Sort, a V-QS adaptation