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Hack the Gender Gap: A Women's Hackathon on Diversifying AI

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a diversity problem. The authors of algorithms that drive the majority of our every day interactivity, participation and decision making do not adequately represent gender, racial or economic diversity they intend to serve. That’s why  MediaShift and the  Reed College of Media at West Virginia University will convene college-age women from around the country to envision their role and influence in diversifying the emerging artificial intelligence market and conceptualize more inclusive AI entrepreneurial opportunities to meet the future needs of a diverse society. Taking place on  November 9-11, 2017, the weekend will kick off Thursday evening with a Special Guest Symposium, with students meeting up with faculty and professional mentors. Then Friday morning, students will break into teams to create their own startup ideas around AI + media, presenting them to judges on Sunday.

When And Where?

Kick-Off Symposium : 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time at WVU Reed College of Media on  Thursday November 9, 2017.
Hackathon : 8:00 am Eastern Time at WVU Reed College of Media on  Friday November 10, 2017, until 2 pm  Saturday, November 11, 2017.

WVU Reed College of Media
Media Innovation Center
Evansdale Crossing Building, 4th Floor
62 Morrill Way
Morgantown, WV 26506

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