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Music & Comedy

Dr. Joy Buolamwini on AI and Discrimination

Chicago Humanities Festival presents

Tickets starting at $20

To most of us, it seems like recent developments in artificial intelligence emerged out of nowhere to pose unprecedented threats to humankind. But to Dr. Joy Buolamwini, who has been at the forefront of AI ethics research, this moment has been a long time in the making. Join Dr. Buolamwini at Chicago Humanities as she goes beyond the headlines about existential risks produced by Big Tech and uncovers what she calls “the coded gaze”—the evidence of encoded discrimination and exclusion in tech products-explored in her organization, the Algorithmic Justice League. Applying an intersectional lens to both the tech industry and the research sector, she shows how racism, sexism, colorism, and ableism can overlap and render broad swaths of humanity “excoded” and therefore vulnerable in a world rapidly adopting AI tools. Computers, she reminds us, are reflections of both the aspirations and the limitations of the people who create them.

A book signing will follow this program.

Presented by Chop Shop.

This is an All Ages event


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