Diversity and Inclusion, Technology

Workshop In California Seeks To Increase Presence of Black People In Artificial Intelligence

Despite opposition, a group of African Americans in the computer science field will attend a workshop in Long Beach, California in December to discuss how to make the world of I.T. more accessible for black people: 

“Black researchers aren’t standing by as future artificial intelligence recreate the racial bias people of color face in the present. They are taking it upon themselves to make the A.I. fair for everyone.

On Dec. 8, black computer scientists will converge on Long Beach, California for the first ever Black in AI event/workshop at the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems that will serve as a meeting place for “sharing ideas, fostering collaborations and discussing initiatives to increase the presence of Black people in the field of Artificial Intelligence.””

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(Source: Blavity.com)

Originally published: 10/22/17

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