Reduce bias in AI working with companies, policy makers and experts
Developing and maintaining responsible AI governance
The net result is that today, even as we begin to witness AI’s vast potential to change our lives, there are already signs that a lack of diversity and inclusion will negatively impact automation’s future. By some counts, women currently make up less than one quarter of the developers and leaders working in the field. According to UNESCO figures, female students are only 28% of those enrolled in information and communication technologies worldwide.
While women have not been completely shut out, their input has been overshadowed or minimised by leadership that is far from representative of our broader global society. AI will only fulfil its potential to improve our world if everyone has an equal share in its development and adoption. Our collective, timely response to this crisis will decide how AI shapes our future.
- AI can channel the radical societal and economic changes ahead to lower barriers to women’s advancement in society.
- Greater diversity will provide everyone with an increased upcoming value in terms of lifestyle, community and economics.
- Diversity will help technology realize its boundless potential to revolutionize healthcare, education, social services.
“A.I. systems are shaped by the priorities and prejudices — conscious and unconscious — of the people who design them, a phenomenon that I refer to as “the coded gaze.” Can artificial
intelligence technology guess the gender of Oprah, Serena, Michelle and other iconic women? The answer is: today, no.
In today’s world, AI systems are used to decide who gets hired, the quality of medical treatment we receive, and whether we become a suspect in a police investigation. While these tools show great promise, they can also harm vulnerable and marginalized people, and threaten civil rights. Unchecked, unregulated and, at times, unwanted, AI systems can amplify racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination.
WE WANT THE WORLD TO REMEMBER THAT WHO CODES MATTERS, HOW WE CODE MATTERS, AND THAT WE CAN CODE A BETTER FUTURE. Research has shown that automated systems that are used to inform decisions about sentencing produce results that are biased against black people and that those used for selecting the targets of online advertising can discriminate based on race and gender.
Techniques of facial analysis technology.
The Algorithmic Justice League’s mission is to raise awareness about the impacts of AI, equip advocates with empirical research, build the voice and choice of the most impacted communities, and galvanize researchers, policy makers, and industry practitioners to mitigate AI harms and biases. We’re building a movement to shift the AI ecosystem towards equitable and accountable AI.
Joy produces media that makes daughters of diasporas dream and sons of privilege pause. Her short film, The Coded Gaze was critically acclaimed. With support from the Ford Foundation she created “AI, Ain’t I A Woman?” the first spoken word visual poem focused on failures of AI.