Sex Race and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI

Sex Race and Robots

After all , with profoundly adverse effects for humans of all genders and races.In Sex, Race, and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI, acclaimed roboticist Dr. Ayanna Howard explores how the tech world’s racial and sexual biases are infecting the next generation of Artificial Intelligence

After all, in the movies, robots can be terrifying. In reality, thinking machines disrupt the world in ways that are even more disturbing than in Hollywood fantasies. However, they also have the potential to change our lives for the better.

Unique Experience with Sex, Race and Robots.

She is drawing on cutting-edge research and her own experience as one of the few Black women in the field of robotics, Dr. Howard shares how she navigated bias in her own coming-of-age as a roboticist. She also reveals how the world of computer programmers, which mostly lacks women and Black people, is producing thinking machines that too often think like their flawed creators.

After all, the danger of bias in our AI-powered machines has never been greater. Governments are using supercomputers to track COVID-19 patients. AI is being used to monitor Black Lives Matter protests. Implementations of voice recognition systems that can’t hear female voices already exist. Dr. Howard delivers a stirring warning about the risks of AI and robots. Also in Sex Race Robots, she offers an uplifting message about empowerment and where we need to go next.

About Dr. Ayanna Howard

Dr. Ayanna Howard is an educator, researcher, and innovator. Her career focus is technology development for intelligent agents that must interact with and in a human-centered world. As well as the education and mentoring of students in the engineering and computing fields. Dr. Howard has made significant contributions to the technology areas of artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics. Her published research, currently numbering over 250 peer-reviewed publications, has been widely disseminated in international journals and conference proceedings.

She has over 20 years of R&D experience covering several projects that have been supported by various agencies. To illustrate these include the National Science Foundation, Procter and Gamble, NASA, ExxonMobil, Intel, and the Grammy Foundation. She continues to produce novel research and ideas focused on a variety of applications. For instance these include assistive robots in the home to therapy gaming apps to remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. By working at NASA before entering the academic world, she brings a unique perspective to the educational environment.

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