Breaking Barriers: The Urgent Call to Diversify AI and Overcome Bias

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is facing a diversity crisis that perpetuates biases in technology and excludes certain groups.

Over 80% of AI professors are men, and Black individuals are underrepresented in major tech companies.

Efforts are being made to address this, but resistance and conservatism in AI academia and industry persist. Some researchers are working to make AI more equitable, including bolstering African AI, dismantling ableist culture, queering AI, and meeting the needs of the Latinx community.

They emphasise the importance of inclusivity, representation, and addressing biases in AI development.

Published May 19, 2023 - Read the full article in Nature