Devin Guillory, Combatting Anti-Blackness in the AI Community (The Ethics of AI in Context)

Ethics of AI in Context, Race, Ethics + Power

Combatting Anti-Blackness in the AI Community

The creation of Artificial Intelligence technologies is a communal act. As such, which ideas, people, and technologies are developed are deeply rooted in societal structures that are rarely questioned or thoroughly examined by AI researchers. This talk will focus on mechanisms within the AI community that perpetuate or amplify Anti-Blackness, both within our community and our greater societal structures. From research agendas and funding sources to collaborations and job opportunities, there are countless places where inequality manifest within our community. In addition to describing where and how Anti-Blackness occurs this talk will share lessons learned from community organizing within the AI community and describe some immediate steps that can be taken to build a more just community.

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Devin GuilloryDevin Guillory
Computer Science
UC Berkeley

Tue, Feb 9, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin