From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly. Will marginalized communities be prepared for AI related opportunities and challenges impacting their lives?
While no one can foresee exactly how this will play out, a mountain of evidence suggests that just like during past technological leaps, the fears —though realistic — can be managed through education and dialogue. The long-term impact of AI on marginalized communities is unknown. Engagement around AI is absent in the communities most directly affected by automation and other AI tools.
To foster a more Inclusive AI Ecosystem by engaging diverse AI leaders and educating marginalized communities of color. We’ll create solutions to minimize bias, educate leaders, and strengthen our communities through AI.
Based in the Bay Area, AIandYou.org is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that creates dialogue in the community to promote AI education, develop research, and offer online resources to help marginalized communities learn about artificial intelligence.
AIandYou.org is a U.S. based non-profit creating opportunities for marginalized communities to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI). AIandYou is the platform for the science community, educators, civil rights leaders and community members to learn about AI and create a network to identify bias solutions.
The AIandYou.org platform is created through:
AI topics to be highlighted include:
Educate marginalized communities about AI and create dialogue with industry leaders
Provide an ecosystem for communities of color to learn about AI
Offer insights into AI and diverse communities
Solutions to bias in AI are created through the collaboration between AI leaders and marginalized communities
Civil Rights, Community Leaders and Educators become more aware about AI topics including:
A global platform is created by integrating AI leaders with marginalized communities
AIandYou.org provides an ecosystem for communities of color to learn about AI through providing resources including, but not limited to:
K-12 schools use AI and automation to customize lessons and pivot from in-person to online classes https://www.techrepublic.com/article/k-12-school-use-ai-and-automation-to-customize-lessons-and-pivot-from-in-person-to-online-classes/
HOW AI CAN SUPPORT LEARNERS UNDER COVID-19 AND BEYOND https://www.alelo.com/2020/06/how-ai-can-support-learners-under-covid-19-and-beyond/
What AI Means for the Next-Gen Workforce https://www.industryweek.com/talent/article/22028189/what-ai-means-for-the-nextgen-workforce
AI ‘only scratching the surface’ of potential in financial services https://www.ft.com/content/11aab1cc-907b-11ea-bc44-dbf6756c871a
AI Conversations: Transforming Financial Services (Opinion) https://www.cio.com/article/3564713/ai-conversations-transforming-financial-services.html
How one health system harnessed AI, telehealth to combat coronavirus https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/how-one-health-system-harnessed-ai-telehealth-combat-coronavirus
Montreal student researchers help create virtual medical assistant for COVID-19 https://www.thesuburban.com/life/health/montreal-student-researchers-help-create-virtual-medical-assistant-for-covid-19/article_6f3a3e6e-ba3f-11ea-ab0d-a7e858d8fa13.html
Private equity firm ASG acquires AI-powered startup Homebot https://www.housingwire.com/articles/private-equity-firm-asg-acquires-ai-powered-startup-homebot/
Here Is How The United States Should Regulate Artificial Intelligence https://www.forbes.com/sites/robtoews/2020/06/28/here-is-how-the-united-states-should-regulate-artificial-intelligence/#1760b7a07821
Automation Continues to Drive Use of Electronic Payments by Businesses https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/07/01/2056117/0/en/Automation-Continues-to-Drive-Use-of-Electronic-Payments-by-Businesses.html
Learn how to accelerate your business using automation and AI technology: Transform 2020 https://venturebeat.com/2020/07/01/learn-how-to-accelerate-your-business-using-automation-and-ai-technology-transform-2020/
Facial recognition has a new foe: The world's biggest group of computing professionals https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/tech-worker-group-calls-facial-recognition-ban-citing-technical-ethical-n1232591
In the 'Blackest city in America,' a fight to end facial recognition https://www.cnet.com/news/in-the-blackest-city-in-america-a-fight-to-end-facial-recognition/
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Susan led the first global town hall discussing AI and Diversity at Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Montreal and was joined by the leaders of LatinX in AI, Black in AI, Women in Machine Learning (WiML) and Queer in AI. Click here to see Susan lead the first AI Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall in Montreal at the 2018 Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) AI Global Conference.
Susan serves as Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to The World Economic Forum Global AI Alliance for AI Governance. She also sits on the Congressional AI Roundtable hosted by Congressman Hurd and Congresswoman Kelly of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Susan is a mentor to LatinX student and serves on the Board of community-based organizations. She is an outdoor enthusiast and lives in the Bay Area of California. She currently serves as Advisor Board Member to:
Director of Engineering for Applied Machine Learning, Facebook
Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Research Scientist, Google
Professor of Computer Science, Spelman College
Executive Director, Intercollegiate Studies, Stanford University
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How do you feel about the coronavirus? This company's artifical intelligence can tell you https://www.kens5.com/article/tech/how-do-you-feel-about-the-coronavirus-this-companys-artifical-intelligence-can-tell-you/273-99f1476b-7ec8-40a9-a767-31477ecef38c
Lost In The Covid-19 Shuffle: 5 Key Areas That Need AI Help https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilsahota/2020/06/24/lost-in-the-covid-19-shuffle-5-key-areas-that-need-ai-help/#75df826136a1
Tyson and other meat processors are reportedly speeding up plans for robot butchers https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/business/tyson-meatpacking-plants-automation/index.html
AI Might Spot At-Risk COVID-19 Patients
AI (Artificial Intelligence) Companies That Are Combating The COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomtaulli/2020/03/28/ai-artificial-intelligence-companies-that-are-combating-the-covid-19-pandemic/#7a19c34b58f8
Researchers Use AI to Detect COVID-19 https://www.itnonline.com/content/researchers-use-ai-detect-covid-19
Experimental AI tool predicts which COVID-19 patients develop respiratory disease https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200330152135.htm