Wed August 4th
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 methodology 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.