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Indigenous Computing

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, 114
107 Hoy Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

This series of talks explores the intersections of Indigenous world-views and computational technologies. We reflect on ways in which AI systems, quantitative analysis and computing philosophies have and can become culturally supportive instruments embedded in practices of Native data sovereignty and Indigenous computing protocols.

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1.30 - Welcome “Indigenous Computing” Professor Troy Richardson (Saponi/Tuscarora), Cornell

1.45 - "Computing Along the Two Row" Marina Johnson-Zafiris (Mohawk) Ph.D. Student Information Science, Cornell

2.15 - "Indigenous Language AI" Daniela Ramos Ojeda (Nahua) B.S. Student Computer Science, Cornell

2.45 - "Developing a Nahuatl Language Translator" Professor Eduardo Lucero, Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Apizaco and Sergio Khalil Bello García, M.S.C

3.15 - "Cultivating Connection: Understanding Relatedness and Kin within Maize Quantitative Genetics" Merritt Khaipho-Burch (Oglala) Ph.D. Candidate Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell

3.45 - "Modeling Dispossession, Youth Homelessness, and Integrated Climate Assessments with and for Indigenous Communities" Professor Mike Charles (Dine), Cornell

4.00 - Closing Comments on Indigenous Protocol

4.20 - Coffee and Extended Discussions

Presented by American Indian & Indigenous Studies Program and Redistributive Computing Systems Group

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