Tag: Inclusion

Finally, AI for the Masses?

I’m not smart enough to be a developer of artificial intelligence software, but I do know when something momentous is (finally) happening in AI. On July 29th, NYT columnist Farhad Manjoo wrote about a new AI language model that could read and compose text so well that it might even threaten his job as a […]

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‘You’re Not Actually Anti-Racist’: Jurnee Smollett Checks the Hypocrisy of Hollywood Liberalism

Jurnee Smollett visits the ‘The IMDb Show’ on January 23, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Roger Kisby/Getty Images for IMDb (Getty Images) Jurnee Smollett is starring in quite a timely upcoming project on HBO—the much-anticipated Lovecraft Country. The series, which is a period piece, is especially relevant since we’re following its protagonists on the […]

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Zoë Kravitz Calls Out Hulu for Its Lack of TV Shows Starring Women of Color Following High Fidelity Cancellation

Zoe Kravitz and the cast of Hulu’s High Fidelity sit down for an interview at the SiriusXM Studios on February 14, 2020, in New York City.Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM (Getty Images) Zoë Kravitz’s latest TV show may be canceled, but you can’t cancel her outspoken nature. Advertisement On Wednesday, Hulu announced High Fidelity […]

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Michael B. Jordan Teams Up With Color Of Change To Create #ChangeHollywood Initiative

Through his artistry on-screen and activism actor Michael B. Jordan has been dedicated to uplifting and empowering marginalized communities and amid the unrest, he’s focused on changing the narrative surrounding racism in the entertainment industry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Just Mercy actor launched a new initiative centered on combating injustice in film and […]

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The ReidOut Brings Black History and Joy to MSNBC’s Primetime Lineup

Photo: Jemal Countess/Women’s Media Center (Getty Images) Tonight, Gwen Ifill and my grandmother will be watching Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Advertisement Joy Reid will be there, too. “I’m trying to channel Gwen Ifill’s […]

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AI needs systemic solutions to systemic bias, injustice, and inequality

Watch all the Transform 2020 sessions on-demand right here. At the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion breakfast at VentureBeat’s AI-focused Transform 2020 event, a panel of AI practitioners, leaders, and academics discussed the changes that need to happen in the industry to make AI safer, more equitable, and more representative of the people to whom AI […]

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Is FB a Media Company? It’s Not Mark’s Call.

Facebook is facing, finally, the historic moment that many of its critics, including me, have long expected. Its true customers–advertisers–are saying Facebook cannot continue to pretend to be “neutral” about dishonest and hateful speech. The resulting societal harm is too great. That opinion had already become something of a consensus for many influential societal actors, […]

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