Women at the Table

Feminist AI: Where have we been this year, what have we built, and how are we going forward?

Feminist AI‘s goal is AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making that transforms – harnessed to deliver equality outcomes; designed with inclusion at the core; creating new opportunities; focussed on proactive, innovative correction of inequities. Our Alliance seeks to catalyze a global conversation on algorithms  that includes gender, race, class and region at the core of the code. 

It looks beyond the important privacy and surveillance conversation to a restructuring of power dynamics taking a life cycle approach to data and ML regarding creation, collection, deployment and evolution of emerging tech that keeps rights-based approaches firmly at their center.   These rights include economic and social rights often less explored in traditional libertarian modelsof digital rights  which have excluded the most marginalized from the conversation and control of their data and destiny.

Inclusive Algorithms (<A+>) that challenge old models and create new interdisciplinary avenues for systems change in data, technology and AI practices are needed in order to correct real-life bias and barriers that prevent individuals, especially women and youth of the Global South, Black, Indigenous and People of Color from creation, development + deployment of AI systems. This exclusion exacerbates and enables digital colonialism. 

There are critical connections between Feminist AI, Decolonial AI, Indigenous AI and data rights movements.

 This global, multidisciplinary panel is meant to inspire and nurture new and old movements who must now work together  with the potential to positively transform lives at scale. 

What is Feminist AI? Why do we need it,  and how is it an integral yet missing part of the global internet  conversation? 

How can it create fundamental change in economic + social systems and human rights? 

How can we catalyze this global movement from the global south to incorporate those who have been traditionally excluded.

<A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms:

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, Women At The Table

Jaime Gutiérriez Alfaro, Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Paola Ricaurte Quijano, Tecnológico  de Monterrey

Nagla Rizk, American University Cairo

Soraj Hongladoram, Chulalongkorn University

Supavadee Aramwith, Chulalongkorn University

Last modified: February 28, 2023