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Glitter Meetups

Glitter Meetup is the weekly town hall of the Internet Freedom community at the IFF Square on the IFF Mattermost, at 9am EDT / 1pm UTC. Do you need an invite? Learn how to get one here.

  • Date: Thursday, May 13th
  • Time: 9am EST / 1pm UTC
  • Topic: Algorithmic Diversity: Zero Exclusion, AI & Ethics (AI & Human Rights)
  • Featured Guests: Yonah Welker

Join us for Glitter Meetup with featured guest Yonah Welker where we will dive into the meaning and application of algorithmic diversity in technology (including such cases as neurodiversity). Using the latest experiences, cases and research, we will analyze the current state and problems of inclusive innovation and technology, including the problems of representation and criteria, inclusive research and design-thinking, the building of inclusive products (AI-driven platforms, devices, apps, social and emotional robotics), ethical considerations and concerns (the "black-box" and "double-check" problems, transparency, explainability, fairness, surveillance), shortcomings of current technology ecosystems, policies and human rights frameworks. Other topics we will address:

  • Inclusive and neurodiverse solutions in hiring, learning, wellbeing fields
  • Collaborative AI, Data & NLP for open-source neuro solutions
  • Ethics, policies and human rights
  • Neuro representation in data science and AI teams

Bio: Yonah Welker has been working on the intersection of tech and society since the 2005 year - when they became a tech explorer and launched a hardware think tank. Over their journey, they founded and co-created tech startups and labs, helped to facilitate tech ecosystems through North America to APAC, MENA, Africa, Europe, screened over 2000 teams, contributed projects in ethics (AI, tech), deeptech and sustainability.


Notes of this event will be posted here