AI, tech and social justice: Meet EngSci alumna and U of T Groundbreaker Deborah Raji


The interview with Deborah Raji begins at 4:44 min in this episode of Groundbreakers.

 

How can AI and related technologies avoid perpetuating racism and gender bias?

The latest episode of U of T’s Groundbreakers video series hosted by Ainka Jess features an interview with an EngSci alumna who has made foundational contributions to this question.

Deborah Raji (1T9), a member of U of T’s Black Research Network discusses how bias in AI algorithms can perpetuate racism and gender bias and erode civil rights.  The research she began as an undergraduate focuses on how we can avoid this trap and how access to technology can further inclusive excellence.

Learn more about Raji’s work here.

Groundbreakers is a multimedia series that includes articles at U of T News and features research leaders involved with U of T’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives, whose work will transform lives.

 

 

 


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