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At UofT, Timnit Gebru critiques social media companies’ shortcomings in Africa

Ethical AI scholar Gebru was one of several speakers at the launch of University of Toronto’s Black Research Network, which aims to provide training, collaboration and mentorship for Black academics, who often experience isolation in their fields. Gebru’s Friday afternoon talk showed examples of how—even with artificial intelligence—platforms like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook failed to catch misinformation and harassment of Ethiopians, Eritreans and Moroccans. (The Logic)

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