With Black History Month celebrations going on in several industries, it is important to realize the need and necessity to have black folks in the AI arena as well!
85 PERCENT OF AI PROFESSIONALS BELIEVE THE INDUSTRY HAS BECOME MORE DIVERSE OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS; OF THOSE, 91 PERCENT THINK THAT SHIFT IS HAVING A POSITIVE IMPACT. 74 PERCENT OF AI PROFESSIONALS BELIEVING DIVERSITY HASN'T IMPROVED SAY THE INDUSTRY MUST BECOME MORE DIVERSE TO REACH ITS POTENTIAL. -ACCORDING TO IBM
Lets have a look about Top 5 ML leaders of Diversity
1. Ruha Benjamin: Ruha Benjamin is an Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, establishing overseer of the IDA B. WELLS and JUST DATA Lab. She is the writer of two books:
2. Latanya Sweeney: Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D., is a Professor of Government and Technology in Residence at Harvard University, previously the CTO at the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the establishing head of the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard.
3. Danielle Belgrave: Danielle Belgrave is a ML researcher in the Healthcare Intelligence group at Microsoft Research, in Cambridge (UK).
Here are a few examples of consequences that have occurred due to bias within AI systems and negligence within AI processes.
In April 2020, a Google Image labelling service misclassified his black friend as a gorilla.
There are a lot more models like this, and it isn't generally an issue at the human side, the AI or Ml based innovation will talk what the information has been taken care of to them.
In the light of this, the tech industry has an important responsibility towards society, and here we are introducing you to seven top ML Leaders of Diversity – who are making an impact in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning world.