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“People of Color in AI” – A Discussion on Ethical Implications and Impacts

In the fall of 2018, the University of Rhode Island Libraries will open its Artificial Intelligence Lab. In anticipation of this event we invite you to a discussion on transparency, access, and ethical concerns surrounding AI and machine learning. URI Libraries’ Diversity Initiatives, Big Data and AI Collaboratives invite those across all disciplines to join us.

Our guest panelists are:

Dr. Timnit Gebru: Researcher at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Transparency Accountability and Ethics in AI) group. Dr. Gebru studied computer vision under Fei-Fei Li as a PhD student in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She is Co-founder of Black in AI.

Dr. Ahmed Bouzid: Co-founder and CEO at Witlingo.  Previously, Head of Products with‘s Alexa/Echo Group, and earlier VP of Strategy & Innovation at Genesys. Dr. Bouzid is a co-inventor on several patents, awarded and pending, relating to natural language processing, speech automation, and mobility. He is founder of the Ubiquitous Voice Society.


Introduction: Donald Dehayes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, URI
Welcome remarks: Naomi Thompson, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, URI
Moderator: Karim Boughida, Dean of Libraries, URI

Panel: Dr. Timnit Gebru, Dr. Ahmed Bouzid

A light lunch will be served.
Galanti Lounge is an all accessible space.  There is an elevator on the first floor of the Library to the Lounge.

Please register:


or join our:

#POCAI18 (People of Color-AI) Rhode Island AI Meet-up

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