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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Says He's On A Mission For Congress To Help Eliminate Racial Bias In AI

From the looks of the current state of artificial intelligence (AI), it’s not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. It’s for this reason that people have been sharing statistics on how harmful its bias can be. According to a 2021 report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), AI tools — built by humans — have been found to worsen discriminatory practices against marginalized groups such as housing discrimination.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 16, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: ServiceNow's Karen Pavlin Breaks Down How To Make AI Your Moment To Thrive

The conversation around artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on society has been the talk of the town lately, and one woman is here to ensure that the Black community is able to reap the benefits.

Shanique Yates

Nov 15, 2023

With The Rise Of AI, 4.5 Million Jobs Performed By Black Americans Could Be Disrupted By 2030, Report Says

As there is already a lesser amount of Black professionals compared to their counterparts across industries, it may come as no surprise that they are feeling apprehensive about the trend of artificial intelligence (AI).

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 8, 2023

You May No Longer Have To Attend Meetings That Could've Been An Email With Google's New AI Tool For Meet

Constantly having back-to-back meetings can make it a challenge to complete tasks during the workday. Google Meet is working to play a role in resolving this issue.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 29, 2023

LL Cool J Believes That AI Will Become A Problem If People Are Afraid Of The Tool

Ahead of Hip-Hop’s 50th birthday on Aug. 11, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells threw the genre a celebration packed with unforgettable moments. Hosted on Aug. 5 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, the Rock The Bells Festival’s lineup included Hip-Hop pioneers such as Queen Latifah, who brought out surprise guests Naughty By Nature, Big Boi, Remy Ma, and more. Another performer who hit the stage was Swizz Beatz and friends — one of them being Beanie Sigel.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 8, 2023

Netflix Introduces AI Related Roles Paying Nearly $1M While Actors And Writers Protest For A Livable Wage

A little while ago, social media was buzzing with people creating photos of themselves and their hypothetical children using the power of artificial intelligence (AI). While that moment was for kicks and giggles, the power of AI is showing up more, making a permanent space in corporate America with tools like ChatGPT. And with the seemingly unlimited expansion of technology’s innovation, the power of AI is slowly limiting employment opportunities for humans. Netflix is currently offering high six-figure paying jobs for AI experts to step in amid the current writer’s and actor’s strike.

Josh Rodgers

Jul 28, 2023

New York City's MTA Cracks Down On Fare Evasion By Using AI Surveillance Technology

New York City is cracking down on public transportation fare evasion.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 28, 2023

How Stratyfy, A Machine Learning Platform, Is Using AI To Combat Racist Lending Practices

Whether you’re a fan or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. At the height of the technology’s trend, a fintech firm is using it to combat an issue that has plagued minority communities for years.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 18, 2023

Black Woman Goes Viral After Using AI To Update Her LinkedIn Headshots

Mixed feelings have been swarming regarding the usage of artificial intelligence (AI).

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 12, 2023

Newly-Released Book That Teaches Black Children About AI Makes 'Best Sellers' Lists On Amazon

This author isn’t skipping a beat on teaching young readers about what’s happening in the technology space.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 6, 2023

Redman Sends Warning — 'Do Not Let Hip-Hop Be Ruined By Technology'

Another rap legend has shared their thoughts about the use of artificial intelligence(AI) within the Hip-Hop community — Redman.

Shanique Yates

Jun 28, 2023

Samuel L. Jackson Disapproves Of Being Replicated By AI, For Contracts He Says, 'I Cross That Sh-t Out'

Samuel L. Jackson is crystal clear about one thing when it comes to the contracts he signs. The renowned actor wants no part in allowing the use of his voice, image, and likeness “in perpetuity.”

Shanique Yates

Jun 22, 2023

The Power Of AI - TIAA Partners With Google Cloud To Delight Its Clients

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now pervasive across communities. From ChatGPT assisting with drafting work emails to some of the culture’s favorite songs being reimagined by different artists, AI is ever-present. With the advancement of technology, companies are starting to think through and implement what it means to have AI as a part of the operational model. TIAA, a leading financial services and investment firm, is a part of that organizational shift – implementing AI technology to delight their clients. One example of this implementation is a partnership with Google Cloud. TIAA is using AI in its everyday service offerings to improve its analytical approach in its National Contact Center (NCC). The NCC is central to the TIAA customer offering when it comes to responding to requests for financial guidance and retirement planning strategies from new, existing and future clients. With a focus on customer satisfaction and more streamlined operational methods, applying Natural...

Josh Rodgers

Jun 7, 2023

How Are Companies Using AI? — Some Are Replacing Thousands Of Jobs With It, And Others Are Using It Collaboratively

A long while back, there was a cartoon about a family that lived far into the future. They had robots, flying cars, and all sorts of technology that many people could not conceive at the time. Although “The Jetsons” only lasted for three seasons, it foretold some things to come. The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) was built into the show’s fabric. And while some of the ideas in “The Jetsons” have yet to come to fruition, society is currently inundated with AI’s power and evolving possibilities. For many people and organizations, AI is a lifesaver. With ChatGPT helping folks save time with emails to platforms that serve as resume-writing assistants, AI is here to stay. However, with such strong possibilities comes the growing fear of human replacements in the workplace. While this fear may have some rational context, the future will likely be less about an AI takeover and more about the collaborative intelligence between AI and human capacity, with the goal of improving work...

Josh Rodgers

May 19, 2023