Black women in AI: Building a more inclusive and equitable future

Monday, December 4, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Washington, D.C.

As the debates over how artificial intelligence (AI) should be regulated intensifies — one area of significant concern has been related to diversity and more equitably deployed systems. While many civil society advocates, and more sensitized technologists are designing and exploring solutions to address the inherent inequalities in AI models, the expertise of diverse researchers matters and grounds theory into more realistic and fair practices for impacted populations. Black women experts, in particular, have significantly shaped both the discourse and interrogation of AI, from exposing racially exploitative AI models, to reimaging data quality and leading public policies that return agency back to consumers. 

On December 4, join the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings for a discussion with Black women experts in equitable AI, who will share their work and insights and discuss the prospects of more balanced, ethical, and diversely built and monitored AI systems.

The panel will also discuss the imperative of more inclusive AI design, the impact on vulnerable populations, and how democratized versions of AI must include leaders who understand the lived experiences of affected consumers. Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings senior fellow and CTI director, will moderate the discussion and give a presentation on the center’s new AI Equity Lab.

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