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Technology and Society Grantees Included in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in Artificial Intelligence

Two grantee partners of the Heising-Simons Foundation’s CEO Fund: Technology and Society initiative have been included in TIME Magazine’s inaugural list of the top 100 most influential people in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Dr. Joy Buolamwini, founder and artist-in-chief of Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), is highlighted under the Shapers category, where she is praised for her work to prevent AI harms and increase accountability of AI systems, such as facial recognition and biometrics, used in policing, education, and healthcare.

Dr. Timnit Gebru, founder and executive director of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), is included under the Thinkers category for her work in leading the field of responsible AI, such as creating space for interdisciplinary AI research and bringing attention to tech’s dependence on poorly paid workers from the Global South.

AJL and DAIR are supported through the Foundation’s newly launched CEO Fund: Technology and Society initiative, which aims to build a more just and inclusive society by addressing the impact of technology on society—harnessing its promise and mitigating its risks.

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