Institute for Developing Across Differences

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At the 2023 European Developing Across Differences Learning Lab & Community Week this July, the IDD invited special guest experts Veronika (Vroni) Hackl and Art Kleiner to discuss the role that multipliers who encourage the embrace of differences play vis-a-vis Artificial Intelligence as it becomes omnipresent.

Their insights are captured in this fascinating 45- minute video, with even more available in their new publications (see below).

“People — especially those in different countries, cultures and contexts — don’t agree [and] control for different priorities. How then can we expect AI to know whose interest to look out for?” (Powell & Kleiner, 2023).  Furthermore, what role do we — as multipliers who encourage the embrace of differences — play in as Artificial Intelligence becomes omnipresent?  

This is what we asked two leading AI experts: Veronika Hackl, who researches AI in classrooms, workplaces, and other everyday settings, and futurist Art Kleiner, whose latest book, co-authored with Juliette Powell, is The A.I. Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology — and which we strongly urge you to add it to your 2023 “must read” list.


Participants at the IDD’s July Groningen event had the rare opportunity to interact directly with Vroni and Art, and now you can benefit from their insights, too. Watch their short, engaging video in which 

  • Vroni walks us through a live demonstration of publicly available AI tools to show how today’s AI-generated content tends to reflect the identities of those who create the systems

  • Art summarizes the seven crucial principles — from reducing inherent biases to demanding greater transparency and accountability — that he and his co-author have identified to keep AI humanity-centric.

  • Both Vroni and Art share suggestions about ways Differences professionals can help ensure that the diversity of the world is represented constructively in AI. 


A quick, essential read, this book and audiobook are now available for purchase at Amazon and other major retailers: The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles of Responsible Technology.
(Berrett-Koehler, foreword by Esther Dyson).


In this peer-reviewed academic article, Vroni Hackl and fellow investigators explore the reliability of ChatGPT in providing ratings feedback to students — one of many ways AI is increasingly being used in higher education.