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mramsey@spitfirestrategies.com Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini founded the Algorithmic Justice League to fight bias in machine learning. She researches social impact technology at the MIT Media Lab and is part of larger community that wants to see technology serve the greater welfare of society. We call this #PublicInterestTech!

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AI Technology Struggled To Detect My Face, Until I Put A White Mask Over It

When I was a master’s student at MIT, I worked on a number of different art projects that used facial analysis technology. I soon realized that the software I was using had a hard time detecting my face. But after I made one adjustment, the software no longer struggled. That adjustment? I put on a white mask.Why does this matter?The social implications of this are rooted in the...