As Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and other technologies become widespread they could be seen as new materials for design. But what are the special traits of these materials? How should design incorporate them in its practices? How does it change design research? HCI? UX? What are their ethical implications?
In this issue of Temes de Disseny we gathered contributions from design researchers and practitioners that offer potential answers. From practical approximations to ethical guidelines, the authors in this issue cover broad ground in their quest to answer the challenges that these new artificial agencies pose.