Dr. JOY BUOLAMWINI
Founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, MIT researcher, model, and artist
Dr. Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, a groundbreaking MIT researcher, a model, and an artist. She is the author of “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines.” Her writing has been featured in publications like TIME Magazine, New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Atlantic. Her research on facial recognition technologies transformed the field of AI auditing. As the Poet of Code, she creates art to illuminate the impact of AI on society and advises world leaders on preventing AI harms. She is the recipient of notable awards including the Rhodes Scholarship, the inaugural Morals and Machines Prize, and the Technological Innovation Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. She is the protagonist of the Emmy-Nominated documentary, Coded Bias available to over 100 million viewers. Dr. Buolamwini earned her PhD from MIT and was awarded an honorary degree from Knox College.