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DemCP guest lecture - TAMIKA WORRELL: 'Indigenous considerations for the use of Generative AI'

When:Th 20-06-2024 16:00 - 18:00
Where:Room 1312.0018, Harmonie building & Online
Collage of AI-generated images that imitate Australian Aboriginal styles and themes.

This guest lecture is hosted by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics


Colloquially known as AI, generative artificial intelligence refers to a range of technologies that draw on large language models to generate texts, images and videos. The use of generative AI tool such as ChatGPT continue to be at the forefront of education discussions. It is integral to consider the ways in which these systems, and tools like them, replicate settler-colonial violence by perpetuating misinformation and disinformation about Indigenous peoples. In this lecture, Dr Tamika Worrell explores the threats that generative AI poses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, and considers the ways to disrupt systems that harm Indigenous people.

About the speaker

Tamika Worrell is an Indigenous Studies scholar, specializing in education. She is a senior lecture in the Department of Critical Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. Her research interests are broadly in the success of Indigenous PhD candidates, the embedment of Indigenous perspective in education and the threats that AI poses to Indigenous knowledges.