A People’s Guide to AI was written in 2018 by Mimi Onuoha and Mother Cyborg (Diana Nucera) and published by Allied Media Group (AMP). It is a comprehensive guide that helps non-experts to understand the inner workings and consequences of technologies based on AI. The guide uses a popular education approach to explore and explain AI that is easy to read and inclusive. It is a useful introduction for people to critically engage with the impact of data-driven technologies on societies. At the same time, the guide propose ideas on how to reclaim technologies as tools for liberation for black, brown, indigenous, and immigrant communities.

AMP is a collective based in Detroit. It is run by an interdisciplinary group of people with diverse backgrounds ranging from art and academia to journalism. AMP produces the annual Allied Media Conference and supports art, media, and technology projects working for social change. As a network that fosters communal exchange of media makers, artists, educators, and technologists, it also offers funding for projects.

Read the zine

  • Mimi Onuoha and Mother Cyborg (Diana Nucera), A Peoples Guide to Artificial Intelligence, Allied Media Projects, 2018.