Addressing Bias in AI
Tess Posner, AI4ALL
March 27, 2018 | EmTech Digital
Tess Posner explains why diversity in AI is good for business.
Tess Posner, Executive Director, AI4ALL
Tess Posner is a social entrepreneur focused on increasing equity and inclusion in the tech economy. As executive director of AI4ALL, she is creating opportunity for underrepresented groups in the artificial-intelligence field through education programs and peer, mentor, and professional supports. Before joining AI4ALL, she was managing director of TechHire at Opportunity@Work, a national initiative launched out of the White House to increase diversity in the tech economy, where she oversaw the network of 72 cities, states, and rural areas and 1,300+ companies creating more inclusive education and hiring pathways. Earlier in her career, Tess built and ran Samaschool, a nonprofit that equips low-income people to find work in the digital economy through an online platform training 50,000+ students worldwide and a dozen diverse locations from New York City to rural Arkansas to East Africa. Tess’s work has been featured by Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Fast Company and funded by the Tipping Point Community, JPMorgan Chase, the California Endowment, and the Robin Hood Foundation. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University School in Social Enterprise Administration and a bachelor’s in liberal arts from St. John’s College.
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