Deb Raji Will Lead Discussion on “Debunking Robot Rights: Metaphysically, Ethically and Legally”

Deb Raji

Deb Raji will discuss Debunking Robot Rights: Metaphysically, Ethically and Legally at 10:00am on Saturday, September 25th at #werobot.

Deb Raji is a computer scientist and activist whose work centers on algorithmic bias, AI accountability, and algorithmic auditing. She received her degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2019. In 2015, she founded Project Include, a nonprofit providing increased student access to engineering education, mentorship, and resources in low income and immigrant communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

She has previously worked with Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, and the Algorithmic Justice League on researching gender and racial bias in facial recognition technology. She has also worked with Google’s Ethical AI team and served as a research fellow at the Partnership on AI and AI Now Institute at New York University. There, she worked on how to operationalize ethical considerations in machine learning engineering practice. A current Mozilla fellow, she has been recognized by MIT Technology Review and Forbes as one of the world’s top young innovators.