It is actualized by extending one’s mindfulness of another person’s dignity and feelings, while respecting their independence.
Care is made possible when parties are mutually accountable for each other’s well-being.
Such narratives in turn take space away from the public imagination about what needs to be done to abolish ableist thinking.
Care, in contrast to cure, is a form of stewardship between people who support each other in communication, action, and social engagement.
AI can be broken down into several parts: broad data collection that is fed into learning algorithms, which power “intelligent” automated decisions. Elish and Tim Hwang write in a 2016 book, An AI Pattern Language, AI is essentially “a computer that resembles intelligent behavior.
The final point of “intelligence” requires attention. Defining what constitutes intelligence is a central, though unresolved, dimension of this definition.” AI’s intelligence most often manifests in the seemingly autonomous organization of information and its applications, for example, Internet advertisements that suggest products based on a complex user profile.
While the narrative of cure applies to people who are ill or temporarily impaired, disabled people need a different conceptual framework.
Even with the most advanced technology, disability can not and—sometimes should not—disappear from people.
“To assume that a blind person is not also a scholar needing to access the full catalogue feels a little insulting.” There’s a pacifying work that the word ‘inclusion’ does, rendering users as a generalized body of people without regard for the proliferation of varying identities and needs under the banner of “disabled.” This is because even inclusive technology is still often guided by the belief that disability must be cured. Cure assumes that when a user is in one state, typically illness or impairment, they can get to the other state, a complete negation of their previous one, through technological or medical means.
This assumes the given state only exists as a problem to be solved, and that its negation is an obvious moral good.