Joy Buolamwini

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the ​Algorithmic Justice League​. Her ​TED Featured Talk​ on algorithmic bias has over 1 million views. Her​ MIT thesis methodolog​y​ uncovered large racial and gender bias in AI services from ​Microsoft, IBM​, and​ Amazon​. She advises world leaders on reducing AI harms through service on the ​Global Tech Panel​, ​congressional testimonies, and keynotes.​ ​TIME Magazine​ and​ New York Times​ carry her op-eds. Her visual poem “AI, Ain’t I A Woman?” is part of international art exhibitions. Joy’s journey is depicted in the feature-length documentary ​Coded Bias.​

She is the first Black researcher to grace the cover of ​Fast Company​ appearing in the 2020 ​“Most Creative People”​ issue. Joy holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and MIT; and a bachelor’s from the Georgia Institute of Technology.