Workshop: Fighting Bias + Racism in Tech with Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Devin Guillory
Join us on Nov.18 (3:15 – 4:30 ET) for an interactive workshop about bias and racism in tech featuring Devin Guillory and Dr. Turner-Lee.
Join Students for Ethics and Tech for an interactive workshop where we dive into algorithmic bias, structural racism in tech, anti-Blackness, and tools for fighting racism in and by the tech industry.
This is the first event in a monthly speaker series for students. Click here to sign up for more events and to get involved.
About the panelists:
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. She leads Brookings’ artificial intelligence work focused on eradicating systemic biases in machine learning systems. Dr. Turner Lee has a forthcoming book titled, Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass, from Brookings Press, 2021.
Devin Guillory is a PhD student in computer science at UC Berkeley where he works in the fields of computer vision and machine learning. Prior to Berkeley, he obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford and went on to serve as a Staff Data Scientist and technical lead of Search Ranking and Computational Advertising teams at Etsy. A founding engineer of Blackbird Technologies, Devin joined Etsy by way of acquistion. Throughout his career, he’s worked on a variety of machine learning problems in industrial and academic settings (e.g., computer vision, robotics, natural language processing, information retrieval, computational advertising, etc.) and has grown passionate about exploring areas where the theory and practice of machine learning systems diverge. His current work focuses on designing AI systems that perform reliably as environments change and AI systems that learn with limited supervision. Devin’s service as a director of Black in AI and publication of Combating Anti-Blackness in the AI Community also illustrate his interest in the critical examination of systems that produce AI technology. Devin strives to participate in a technical community whose values center equity and positive impact.