9/4/2021 in Responsible AI/Tech Equity

Testimony for the House Financial Services Task Force on AI

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women…We need equality. Kinda now.”
― Joss Whedon, co-founder of Bellwether Pictures

Algorithmic-based systems impact every area and aspect of our lives either providing access to key services that can open the doors of opportunity or blocking our ability to take advantage of critical amenities that we need to survive and live successful lives. Algorithms can determine whether consumers will have access to housing, get a living wage job, access quality credit, get released on bail after an arrest, or serve a prison sentence. Algorithms even determine whether a sick patient will receive needed healthcare or even whether a homeowner will get a refinance

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