Paper on AIMD Lab’s focus group approach accepted to ACM CHI 2024

Paper title and authors, all (associated) AIMD Lab members at CWI

The AI, Media & Democracy Lab will be represented at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from 11-16 May 2024. A paper by Simone Ooms about our focus group approach has been selected as a case study.

This approach aims to bridge the technological expertise present at the AIMD lab with the practices of the media sector. The computer science technological expertise in the AIMD lab is represented by the work performed at CWI, the National Research Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science in the Netherlands.

The case study consists of two phases. The first phase translates the expertise of our researchers into a comprehensible portfolio of visuals, which is the preferred explanation method of complex technologies for lay users. In the second phase, this portfolio was utilized as the foundation for conducting focus group workshops with stakeholders in the media sector.

The case study is part of our Lab’s aim to set up an experimental test bed for novel ways of applying AI-technologies in the (Dutch) media sector. The outcome serves the purpose of identifying and selecting challenges in the media ecosystem to co-create solutions together with the media sector.