The call for papers for the Fourth Black In AI conference is out! Submissions are due on October 2. If you’re not familiar with the Black In AI conference, its primary goal is to promote and sustain the development of Black and African researchers in the data science, machine learning, and AI communities. From the […]Read More Black In AI 2020 call for papers
In early December, I attended the Black In AI workshop (BAI), part of the NeurIPS AI conference held in Vancouver. Timnet Gebru and Rediet Abebe founded BAI three years ago to address the near complete lack of Black and African voices at NeurIPS and other AI conferences. Over that period, the organization has had a […]Read More Notes from the Black In AI 2019 Workshop
The Black in AI is a workshop that centers the work of Black AI researchers and practitioners from across the globe. The paper submission deadline for the 2019 workshop has been extended to August 7. This is it’s third year. I’d encourage submission even (especially!!) if your research and ideas are still coming together. There […]Read More Black In AI paper submission deadline extended
Sometimes an unsolvable problem is a good thing.Read More Gödel, Incompleteness and Privacy
How pervasive is facial recognition use in American cities?Read More Which cities use facial recognition?
Participate in the Black in AI workshopRead More Black In AI workshop call for papers
Gödel has something to say about A.I.Read More Gödel, Incompletness, and AI
Opt out of facial recognitionRead More The city of Atlanta doesn’t use facial recognition — so why does Delta Airlines?
San Francisco recently passed an ordinance controlling the use of facial recognition in the city. The ordinance was in large part thanks to the pioneering research of Joy Buolamwini. The argument against the technology is twofold: first, the technology is highly invasive in public spaces and may constitute a direct threat to basic (US) constitutional […]Read More San Francisco passes facial recognition ordinance
If you teach/study computer science at a Historically Black College or University, or know of someone who does, please check out and pass along the site https://charlescearl.github.io/ai-hbcu/. I put it up a year or so ago to document the work being done at those institutions to increase the impact and participation of the African Diaspora in […]Read More AI at HBCUs Fall 2018