Can Algorithms Reduce Inequality? | Rediet Abebe | TEDxLosGatos

Publication Title
Publication/Creation Date
October 29 2018
Rediet Abebe (creator)
Cornell University (contributor)
Mechanism Design For Social Good (MD4SG) (contributor)
Black In AI (contributor)
Media Type
Web Series
Persuasive Intent
When Rediet Abebe arrived to study in the United States from Ethiopia, she was surprised to learn of educational inequalities of black and low-income students in the shadow of some of the world's most prestigious universities. This talk discusses how AI can help reduce inequality, as well as new initiatives in AI to effect positive social change.

Rediet Abebe is a computer scientist with a strong interest in the promotion of equality and justice. She co-founded and co-organizes Black in AI, an international network of individuals focused on increasing the presence and inclusion of Black and African researchers in artificial intelligence, as well as Mechanism Design for Social Good, a group that aims to use techniques from algorithms and AI to improve access to opportunity for all.

Rediet believes that these disciplines can be a powerful tool for understanding and mitigating socioeconomic inequality. Her work has been deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she lived until moving to the U.S. in 2009. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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Date archived
November 29 2018
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Rediet Abebe. (October 29 2018). "Can Algorithms Reduce Inequality? | Rediet Abebe | TEDxLosGatos". TEDxLosGatos. TED Conferences LLC. Fabric of Digital Life.