Spreading the Word
A cornerstone of our work is spreading the word about AI and its impact on diverse communities.
Upcoming Virtual Events in 2021
- September 30: National Urban League National Conference
- October 11: World AI Summit, Amsterdam
- October 13: NAMIC (National Association of Multicultural in Communications)
- AI for the People: Understanding the Impact on BIPOC Communities
- Spotlight-Infrastructure & Innovation: Shaping Future of Work & the US Economy
- Future of Privacy Forum
- NYU Brademas Center's AI for Good: Designing an Equitable Future
- Making AI a Field for Everyone: Obstacles & Opportunities
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Technology Summit
- Facebook Global AI Diversity Summit
- Women in AI Global Summit
- Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Global Conference
AI for the People: Understanding the Impact on BIPOC Communities
September 14, 2021: Our Founder and CEO Susan Gonzales speaks with Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO, to understand how artificial intelligence is affecting our communities, and how we can challenge bias in AI.
Spotlight-Infrastructure & Innovation: Shaping Future Work & the US Economy
September 3, 2021: In this panel, artificial intelligence experts and community leaders discuss how digital literacy and technology touch their professional and personal lives. With the AI revolution happening around us, it’s essential to consider the coming changes in the workplace that will require greater digital literacy and a broader understanding of technology.
Future of Privacy Forum
April 14, 2021: In this panel, AI experts and leaders look at voice-activated systems, at home, on mobile devices, and in cars or other commercial applications, to consider how design choices, data collection, and ethics evaluations can affect bias, fairness and accessibility concerns.
NYU AI for Good: Designing an Equitable Future
March 31, 2021: A conversation at the John Brademas Center and NYU Tandon. Artificial intelligence (AI) can solve the world’s biggest challenges, but without thoughtful design, automated decision-making systems can pose risks and perpetuate injustices. When organizations adopt new technologies without regard to the wider social, economic, cultural, and political contexts, they can endanger privacy and security and exacerbate existing inequities in ways that are difficult to reverse.
Making AI a Field for Everyone: Obstacles & Opportunities
March 30th, 2021: What are some challenges faced by underrepresented groups when seeking a career in AI? Where should we invest in making AI more inclusive? Facebook invited thought leaders - Rhonda Allen, Susan Gonzales, Dr. Matias Valdenegro Toro, Dr. Sinead Williamson, and Irina Koffman, to share their insights on how we can make a difference.
CHCI: Algorithms for Good and Ethical Technologies
December 8, 2020: Susan Gonzales moderates a panel entitled "Algorithms for Good and Ethical Technologies" as part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 2020 Tech Summit. Susan was joined by Research Scientist Stacy Hobson, Ph.D. (IBM Research) and Senior Technical Program Manager Martha Laguna (Microsoft). The panel, as Rep. Barragán put it, discussed how leaders in technology can build a diverse workforce and create ethical products that are free of racism and bias.
NeurIPS Town Hall
Hosted at the 2018 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, the Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall featured leaders from Queer in AI, Black in AI, LatinX in AI, and Women in Machine Learning.