Presenter: Timnit Gebru, Ph.D., The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR)
Presentation topic: Social and Computational Science
Timnit Gebru is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and did a postdoc at Microsoft Research, New York City in the FATE (Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in AI) group, where she studied algorithmic bias and the ethical implications underlying projects aiming to gain insights from data. Dr. Gebru also co-founded Black in AI, a nonprofit that works to increase the presence, inclusion, visibility, and health of Black people in the field of AI. She is also on the board of AddisCoder, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching algorithms and computer programming to Ethiopian highschool students, free of charge.