From SIRI to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence is progressing rapidly. Will communities of color 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 communities of color is unknown. Conversations about AI are absent in the communities most directly affected by automation and other AI tools.
AIandYou.org is a U.S. based non-profit creating opportunities for under-represented communities of color to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI). AIandYou.org is the platform for the science community and under-represented communities of color to have a dialogue about AI opportunities, and explore the challenges impacting everyday lives.
The AIandYou.org platform is created through:
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Leaders from these organizations participate in local, regional and national events to educate, inform and collaborate with the community.
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A portion of proceeds is donated to participating AI affinity groups (LatinX in AI, Black in AI, Women in Machine Learning (WiML), Queer in AI).
AIandYou.org is committed to serving as the primary resource for under-represented communities of color to learn about AI. All communities benefit from understanding more about AI and…
AIandYou.org partners with national and local advocacy organizations to create community events including, but not limited to:
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AIandYou.org partners with diverse regional and national influencers to host panel discussions and networking events with community influencers and leaders. Events could include, but not limited to:
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Susan brings years of experience leading community engagement and communications for companies including Facebook, Comcast, Levi Strauss & Co. She has successfully created global community engagement and education programs involving national advocacy leaders and local community representatives. Susan has created a wide network of relationships with diverse community leaders throughout the U.S. and has created opportunities for the community through building strong partnerships. 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-Processing Information Systems (NeurIPS) AI Global Conference.
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:
Read the Forbes article on how Susan pitched her role at Facebook and why she is committed to AI education.
Read Huffington Post Why I Followed My Personal Calling, Even When It Led Away From A Great Job to learn about Susan's motivation.
Listen to The All Turtles Podcast Episode 51: Startup communication and outreach with Susan Gonzales
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
industries — especially those in "support roles" like cashiers, office clerks, stockroom laborers and call-center representatives — are most vulnerable to their jobs disappearing as companies invest more in labor-replacing technologies. In all, African-Americans are projected to lose a total of 132,000 jobs between now and 2030 due to automation, researchers said. Of course, other groups are also under threat. Latinos could see roughly a quarter of their jobs automated out of existence, according to McKinsey, while Asians, whites and others will also be affected.
A new study details how different cities are educating and training their populations most impacted by job automation. Despite city efforts to train their residents for workforce changes as automation threatens millions of jobs, they are struggling to equip their most vulnerable populations: African Americans and Latinos. In a recent study released by the African American Mayors Association, which represents more than 500 African American mayors across the U.S., researchers examined three cities – Gary, Indiana; Columbia, South Carolina; and Long Beach, California – to see how successful they've been in preparing students and workers to succeed in the changing labor market. What they found: the initiatives aren't effectively reaching the populations most likely to lose their jobs to automation.
A study has highlighted the risks inherent in using historical data to train machine-learning algorithms to make predictions.