Rashida Richardson: "In my experience, in conversations around AI, people will talk about it like it's just a list of pros and cons, but that's a moment of power and privilege - to be able to determine that it's okay that some folks are disproportionately harmed."#Data4BlackLives
"'Big Data' isn't just a collection of technologies, but an ideology about how decisions are made, and who makes them" @YESHICAN
What is our duty as Black researchers, academics, and community organizers to collect data and tell our stories? Algorithms are not new; they are manifestations of old systems that devalue and dehumanize our people. #Data4BlackLives
We can train folks to have entrepreneurship skills all we want, but we can't force bankers to lend them money.
Banks are designed to avoid risk, so when a person with a criminal record shows up, bankers deem them too risky to have access to capital.
Think about how systems are linked; think about Amazon's patent on its doorbell, which calls the police when it scans a face and deems it suspicious. Think about how Facebook holds not just social data, but also your biometric data.
What happens when you put technology on a broken system? It doesn't fix it; it stays broken and gets even worse.