Cómo lucho contra el sesgo en los algoritmos

Joy Buolamwini @jovialjoy TEDxBeaconStreet

Hoy traemos a este espacio este TEDxBeaconStreet de Joy Buolamwini, que nos presentan así:

Joy Buolamwini's research explores the intersection of social impact technology and inclusion.

Joy Buolamwini

Why you should listen

Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code on a mission to show compassion through computation. As a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, she leads the Algorithmic Justice League to fight coded bias. Her research explores the intersection of social impact technology and inclusion. In support of this work, Buolamwini was awarded a $50,000 grant as the Grand Prize winner of a national contest inspired by the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures, based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Buolamwini's global interest in creating technology for social impact spans multiple industries and countries. As the inaugural Chief Technology Officer for Techturized Inc., a hair care technology company, and Swift Tech Solutions, a global health tech consultancy, she led software development for underserved communities in the United States, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Niger. In Zambia, she explored empowering citizens with skills to create their own technology through the Zamrize Project. In the United Kingdom, Buolamwini piloted a Service Year Initiative to launch Code4Rights which supports youth in creating meaningful technology for their communities in partnership with local organizations.

Through Filmmakers Collaborative, Buolamwini produces media that highlight diverse creators of technology. Her short documentary, The Coded Gaze: Unmasking Algorithmic Bias, debuted at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and her pilot of the Code4Rights: Journey To Code training series debuted at the Vatican. She has presented keynote speeches and public talks at various forums including #CSforAll at the White House, Harvard University, Saïd Business School, Rutgers University, NCWIT, Grace Hopper Celebration and SXSWedu.

Buolamwini is a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Fellow, Google Anita Borg Scholar, Astronaut Scholar, A Stamps President's Scholar and Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. She holds a master's degree in Learning and Technology from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Buolamwini serves as a Harvard resident tutor at Adams House where she mentors students seeking scholarships or pursuing entrepreneurship.

También, como referencia tenéis aquí los enlaces a

ALGORITHMIC JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Y , para terminar, así nos presentan el video en TEDx:

Como estudiante de grado en el MIT, Joy Buolamwini estaba trabajando con software de reconocimiento facial cuando se dio cuenta de un problema: el software no reconocía su rostro — porque quienes codificaron el algoritmo no le enseñaron a identificar una amplia variedad de tonos de piel y estructuras faciales. Actualmente se encuentra en una misión para luchar contra el sesgo en el aprendizaje automático, un fenómeno que ella llama “mirada codificada”. Es una charla que abre los ojos con respecto a la necesidad de responsabilidad a la hora de codificar… al tiempo que los algoritmos se apoderan cada vez de más y más aspectos de nuestras vidas.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBeaconStreet, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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