Artificial intelligence (AI) has a serious diversity problem. Algorithms that increasingly influence much of our daily lives are created by technologists who aren’t necessarily doing the best job representing gender, racial, or economic diversity.
That’s why the College of Media has teamed up with MediaShift to co-host “Hack the Gender Gap: A Women’s Hackathon on Diversifying AI," which will bring together college-age women from around the country to add their voices to the emerging artificial intelligence market.
The three-day event will kick off at the College’s Media Innovation Center on Thursday, November 9 with a special guest symposium, featuring women at the forefront of tackling AI’s diversity problem. Guest speakers include; Cyber-bullying expert Michelle Ferrier, founder of TrollBusters; human rights attorney and social entrepreneur Flynn Coleman who writes about humanity’s future in AI; and Susan Etlinger, a global expert in AI, data and digital ethics who works with the technology futurist company Altimeter.