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Joy Buolamwini is a brilliant coder, but she had an issue: facial recognition algorithms don't always recognize her face unless she wears a white mask. This is an example of the subtle ways in which racial privilege excludes full participation in learning opportunities, so Joy did something about it - she started coding programs that are more inclusive. She started a revolution, and she's ready to get you on board!
Joy Buolamwini is the founder of Code4Rights and a graduate researcher with the Civic Media group at the MIT Media Lab. Joy is a Rhodes Scholar, aFulbright Fellow, an Astronaut Scholar, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. As the Chief Technology Officer for Techturized Inc, a hair care technology company and Swift Tech Solutions, a global health tech consultancy, Joy gained technical competency by developing software for under-served communities in the US, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, and Niger. During her Fulbright Fellowship in Zambia, she explored empowering engaged citizens with skills to create their own technology through the Zamrize Initiative
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx