Empowerment Through Inclusion:
Reimagining Society & Technology

From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, Ruha Benjamin presents the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity.

Watch this session to hear:

  • How to use data responsibly to prevent bias at scale.
  • Whe implications of lack of diversity in data and the world of biased bots, altruistic algorithms and their many entanglements.
  • What actions you can take to promote equitable data and the conceptual tools needed to decode tech promises with sociologically informed skepticism.
  • Q&A on how data and analytics leaders can reduce AI bias and improve diversity in their own organizations
Ruha Benjamin
Ruha Benjamin
Associate Professor
African American Studies
Princeton University
Cindi Howson
Cindi Howson
Chief Data Strategy Officer