Hua Ki’i: A Prototype for Developing Ethical Indigenous AI

May 13, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


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Join CAIDA and Language Sciences for Hua Ki’i - A Prototype for Developing Ethical Indigenous AI, a talk by five Indigenous scholars from five distinct nations:

  • Caroline Running Wolf (Apsáalooke )
  • Caleb Moses (Maori)
  • Dr. Noelani Arista (Kanaka Maoli)
  • Michael Running Wolf (Cheyenne/Lakota), and
  • Joel Davison (Gadigal/Dunghutti)

 The five speakers are members of the Indigenous Protocol and Artificial Intelligence Working Group and will talk about the group's work, Indigenous protocol considerations in AI, and the development of the Hua Ki'i app, a prototype of these protocols in action which uses object recognition to translate images into Indigenous languages, starting with Hawaiian.
Hosted by Associate Professor Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla, UBC, Department of Language & Literacy Education and Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. This event is co-sponsored with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action (CAIDA).

If you require an accessibility-related measure (e.g.: sign language interpretation, captioning, or any other accessibility-related measure), please contact Alex Walls at or 778 984 6173.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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