From the website:
A collective that aims to
- Highlight Bias Through Media, Art, and Science.
- Provide Space For People to Voice Concerns and Experiences with Coded Bias.
- Develop Practices For Accountability During the Design, Development, and Deployment of Coded Systems.
An unseen force is rising – helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. This force is called the coded gaze. However, many people are unaware of the growing impact of the coded gaze and the rising need for fairness, accountability, and transparency in coded systems. Without knowing discriminatory practices are at play, citizens are unable to affirm their rights or identify violations.
The Algorithmic Justice League project is led by Joy Buolamwini, a poet of code on a mission to fight coded bias and show compassion through computation. As a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, her research explores the intersection of social impact technology and inclusion. She calls one everyone to help fight bias in computer algorithms and artificial intelligence:
- Activists – Mobilizing For Change
- Coders – Developing Inclusively
- Artists – Provoking Reflection
- Academics – Researching Bias
- Companies – Checking For Bias
- Citizens – Demanding Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
- Legislators – Changing Policies
- Regulators – Creating Standards