Keynote: A Conversation with Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Mar 13, 2024

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Dr. Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, an AI bias expert, and an artist. She is the author of the National Bestseller Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines and advises world leaders on preventing AI harms. Her MIT research on facial recognition technologies transformed the field of AI auditing. Her TED talk on algorithmic bias has been viewed over 1.7 million times. And her TED AI talk on protecting our rights in an age of AI transforms the boundaries of TED talks.
As the Poet of Code with exhibitions around the world, she creates art to illuminate the impact of AI on society. Her writing and work have been featured in publications like TIME, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Rolling Stone and The Atlantic. Her work as a spokesmodel has been featured in Vogue, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, and People Magazine. She is the protagonist of the Emmy-nominated documentary Coded Bias which is available to over 100 million viewers.
Dr. Joy is the first Black researcher to grace the cover of Fast Company appearing in the iconic “Most Creative People” issue. She is a Rhodes Scholar and Fulbright fellow who has been named to notable lists including Forbes 30 under 30, Bloomberg 50, the Time 100 AI Inaugural list, and MIT Tech Review 35 under 35. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Fortune named her the "conscience of the AI revolution."

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Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Algorithmic Justice League

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