Professor Ruha Benjamin will speak on artificial intelligence and its implications for democracy, race, and empowerment. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power. Dr. Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and founder of the JUST DATA Lab. She is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (2013) and Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/
This event is the pre-conference kick-off for The Future of the Future: The Ethics and Implications of AI, Feb. 21-22, hosted by the Forum for the Academy and the Public.