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Independent Community Rooted AI Research

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program; African American Studies; International and Area Studies Library; School of Information Sciences; Siebel Centers for Design; Center for African Studies, Global Studies, and South African and Middle Eastern Studies through support from the Department of Education Title VI grant
Date
Sep 27, 2022   2:00 pm  
Speaker
Timnit Gerbru, Founder and Executive Director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR)
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
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Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

Timnit Gebru is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). Prior to that she was fired by Google in December 2020 for raising issues of discrimination in the workplace, where she was serving as co-lead of the Ethical AI research team. She received her PhD from Stanford University, and did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data. Timnit also co-founded Black in AI, a nonprofit that works to increase the presence, inclusion, visibility and health of Black people in the field of AI, and is on the board of AddisCoder, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching algorithms and computer programming to Ethiopian highschool students, free of charge.

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