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Meredith Broussard: Confronting race, gender, and ability bias in tech

Join Meredith Broussard to discuss the ways that tech reproduces inequality, and discuss novel strategies to address persistent social problems.

  • 9th May 2023 - 16th May 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Algorithms encode the biases of their creators, and also the biases of society in general. How do we confront this reality and simultaneously harness the enormous possibilities of AI?

In this talk, NYU professor Meredith Broussard will tell stories about creative thinkers who have used innovative strategies to develop technologies that truly work in the public interest.

She’ll help attendees think through ways that technology reproduces inequality, and discuss novel strategies for addressing persistent social problems.

Meredith’s latest book: More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech was released by MIT Press in March 2023.

Join Meredith at Jesus College, Cambridge, in conversation with Prof Gina Neff, Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, University of Cambridge.

About Meredith Broussard

Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at New York University. Her books include More Than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech, and Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.

She appears in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Coded Bias” on Netflix.

About the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and our planet.

We are based in CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned

Accessibility Facilities

  • Wheel chair accessible
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