Bridging Research and Policy: An Interactive Workshop on How to Use AI and Policy to Uplift Economic Opportunity in Communities of Color
How do we create algorithmic transparency policy that is rooted in racial equity, but also technologically feasible and aligned with legal frameworks? How do business and policy interests and norms make it hard to attempt to outrightly focus on helping communities of color? This interactive workshop will particularly focus on the harms that banking algorithms present to communities of color in the USA. We will start the session with a presentation that delves into the challenges of translating the Greenlining Institute’s racial equity perspective and AI fairness standards into policy and legal frameworks. After the presentation, participants will be able to use GLI’s racial equity framework to explore what kind of fairness, accountability and transparency policies could be created to protect and uplift communities of colors through breakout sessions and a large group conversation. We want this to be an opportunity for participants to use a racial equity lens to challenge norms in AI, academia, and policy that harm communities of color. By the end of the session, we aim for our participants to not be overwhelmed or dispirited by the complexities between policy, racial equity, and technology. Instead, it is to get comfortable with these complexities; As long as they are ignored, communities of color will continue to be harmed by AI and emergent technologies.