News & Upcoming Events

News & Upcoming Events

09/13/2021

Global Launch <Incubating Feminist AI: From Paper to Prototype to Pilot>

Come hear all about the Call for Proposals for multi-disciplinary teams from the Global South to explore new models of AI. Dr. Nuria Oliver will take us through a landscape of the current state of AI and the need to look for new models. You'll get a sneak peek at our Feminist AI pubpub site, and opinion pieces from the upcoming From Bias to Feminist AI publication!

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07/22/2021

<A+> Alliance is one of eighty selected projects at the 2021 Paris Peace Forum!

Systemic gender, racial and intersectional bias sits at the heart of current Artificial Intelligence (AI) and algorithmic decision-making (ADM) processes. Inclusive AI is designed with inclusion at the core to create new opportunities and correct inequities. Our selected initiative focuses on how new AI/ADM algorithms, models, networks, and systems can have a concrete & positive impact on social problems, improving quality of life and correcting historical exclusion. Prototypes use design justice principles, with the most effective prototypes boasting new public and private sector partnerships to actively innovate and correct historical inequities.

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06/23/2021

A Call To Action from the <A+> Alliance

Feminist AI‘s goal is Algorithmic Decision-Making and AI harnessed to deliver equality outcomes; designed with inclusion at the core; creating new opportunities & proactive, innovative correction of inequities. The f<a+i>r network focuses on bringing social programs in line with 21st research and values, dedicated to finding ways to make AI & ADM programs, and the technology, more effective, inclusive and transformational, not only more ‘efficient’.

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06/12/2021

<A+> Alliance & Feminist AI at the Generation Equality Forum!

Promoting feminist and inclusive artificial intelligence

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News & Events

05/02/2021

AI Diplomacy: Mainstreaming inclusion & Prototyping futures

We seek to position a proactive diplomacy agenda across the multilateral system to advance the instruments for AI ensuring no one is left behind, and that we all thrive. We will discuss how to bring Inclusive AI into the global AI Diplomacy agenda.

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05/01/2021

<A+> Alliance Co-Founder Renata Avila hosting a workshop at Stanford HAI

How can feminist methodologies and approaches be applied and be transformative when developing AI and ADM systems? Our Co-Founder, international lawyer Renata Avila is hosting a webinar about it next May 5th at Stanford HAI.

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05/01/2021

<A+> Alliance attending the Stockholm Internet Forum

Aligned with SIDA´s agenda and feminist principles, all the <A+> Alliance team will be actively participating and bringing our #FeministAI voices to the #SIF21 this month!

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04/30/2021

<A+> + f<a+i>r network is closing the Global Digital Development Forum 5 May

<A+> Co-Founder Caitlin Kraft-Buchman and f<a+i>r network member Dr. Tara Cookson will close the 16 hour around the world Global Digital Development Forum on 5 May with a Keynote session on Leveraging AI & Data for Inclusion and Systems Change.

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04/30/2021

<A+> Alliance Shares 1st Commitments as leadership of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Technology & Innovation

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04/25/2021

Meet the <A+> Alliance

We are the <A+> Alliance for inclusive algorithms from Costa Rica, Mexico, Thailand, Jordan, Guatemala and Switzerland.

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03/14/2021

<A+> Alliance at #Mozfest

We are hosting a session at #Mozfest with our partners from Latin America, Asia and the Middle East!

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03/10/2021

<A+> Alliance would like to congratulate our Advisory Board Member, Nuria Oliver, for winning the $500k Pandemic Response Challenged sponsored by Cognizant.

The $500K Pandemic Response Challenge, required teams to build effective data-driven AI systems capable of accurately predicting COVID-19 transmission rates and prescribing intervention and mitigation measures that, with testing in “what-if” scenarios, were shown to minimize infection rates as well as negative economic impacts.

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12/04/2020

<A+> Alliance Regional Snapshots: Africa

AI and Human Rights in Africa with Paradigm Initiative

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12/04/2020

<A+> Alliance Regional Snapshots: Middle East North Africa Inclusive AI

Voices from the Middle East with Jordan Open Source Association

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12/04/2020

<A+> Alliance Regional Snapshots: México, Centroamérica y El Caribe

AI Ethics: Visions from the South with Tecnológico de Monterrey

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12/04/2020

<A+> Alliance Regional Snapshots: Región Andina y Cono Sur

AI and the Constitutional Assembly process: How to make it more diverse, participatory and inclusive? with Ciudaaplus_db_admina Inteligente

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12/04/2020

<A+> Alliance: Regional Snapshots

with <A+> Alliance Partners: Ciudaaplus_db_admina Inteligente, Digital Asia Hub, Jordan Open Source Association, Paradigm Initiative, and Tecnologico de Monterrey

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11/26/2020

<A+> Algorithms 101: AI, Social Protections & Procurement

For the public & private sector on the sidelines of the UN Business & Human Rights Forum: How can private and public sector AI be leveraged to ensure AI and ADM are unbiased? How can procurement be used to incentivise inclusion and influence of feminists in the conception, budgeting, design, deployment, and monitoring of AI & ADM systems?

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11/23/2020

Open for Good – Inclusive AI Commons with Localized Data

The <A+> Alliance is extremely proud to be a founding member with GIZ, IDRC, UNESCO, Mozilla, Radiant Earth, and Makerere University of Open for Good - Inclusive AI Commons with Localized Data

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11/22/2020

Panel on AI & Gender: A Human Rights Toolbox Approach

In this crucial moment when AI is transforming the fabric of our society — potentially the greatest global paradigm shift yet — it is crystal clear that the design and deployment of Artificial Intelligence must be grounded in human rights. Similarly, gender equality — the very heart of human rights — must be included in Artificial Intelligence design and deployment. How can a human rights based approach be applied to computer science, engineering and innovation?

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11/22/2020

<A+> Algorithms 101: Affirmative Action Algorithms

What are the most current technical and design approaches to unbiasing algorithms? What methodologies and environments are needed to mitigate bias? What would algorithms or Automated Decision-Making systems that actively correct for bias (rather than only mitigate bias) look like?

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11/22/2020

<A+> Algorithms 101: Feminist Data

Where does traditional data collection go wrong? From a feminist point of view, what would inclusive data collection look like Before, During, After data is gathered? What would a methodology be to create this? How can governments (and other actors) ensure / facilitate ?

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11/22/2020

Join us for a full series of <A+> Algorithms 101 webinars for policymakers, technologists & activists in conversation

In October, November & December, Women At The Table & <A+> Alliance will facilitate a series of webinars on important questions in AI:

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News & Events

10/22/2020

A World shaped by one million Adas

Our proposal is reasonable and possible to pilot: open the room and seat women and girls at your COVID-19 table where you are deciding the next tech interventions, including AI interventions, to solve the current crises.

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09/29/2020

APPLY NOW: BE OUR 2020 <A+> TECH FELLOW!

The <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms is seeking up to two paid technology fellows to pilot algorithms.

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07/27/2020

Controlling Bias in Artificial Intelligence

New website and resources from our <A+> Advisory Board members Elisa Celis and Nisheeth Vishnoi of Yale University. With special work on Debiasing Data, Ranking, Classification, Online Advertising, Data Summarization, Polarization and Multiwinner Voting.

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07/03/2020

<A+> Alliance named Global Leader for Generation Equality’s Action Coalition: Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality!

The Generation Equality Forum —a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France in partnership with civil society— announced the leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalitions, to achieve gender equality and all women’s and girls’ human rights. The Action Coalitions will deliver concrete and transformative change for women and girls around the world in the coming five years, 2020-2025.

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05/19/2020

The <A+ Global Directory> for AI, Democracy & Women’s Rights

In order to place the urgent of COVID-19 response work firmly in the context of the equally urgent need to create new and better systems and new paradigms, and because now is the time to connect the work feminist researchers and thinkers envision for an inclusive and thriving future, the <A+> Alliance co-led by Ciudadanía Inteligente and [email protected], with Gender at Work supported by the International Development Research Centre IDRC, are launching the <A+ Global Directory> AI for Democracy & Women’s Rights.

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Awards

04/28/2020

<A+> Alliance is proud to be recognised as one of Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas in AI & Data!

We need to activate new norms that include the other 50% of the world population with gender and social equality at the core of algorithms and automated decision-making systems we create. This is even more critical coming out of the economic and health systems COVID-19 crisis we are going through. A healthy democracy depends on social and gender equality, and as the systems of the future are being coded we are working to fix those codes.

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04/14/2020

Advisory Board Member Nuria Oliver is newly appointed high commissioner for artificial intelligence in Valencia, Spain is leading a COVID-19 response

Nuria Oliver, high commissioner for artificial intelligence at the regional government office, Generalitat Valenciana, has gathered a team of data experts from the Jaume I University, to track how the public is conforming to the government lockdown order and the typical distances people move every day.

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04/14/2020

Advisory Board Member Francesca Bria new head of Italian Innovation Fund is leading a COVID-19 response in Italy.

Italy is opening a call for scientists, techies, research organizations & companies that have solutions to help tackle #COVIDー19 effectively. In particular, tools for fast testing and diagnosis; privacy-enhancing contact tracking & monitoring. Submit your health innovation!

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Events

04/14/2020

Advisory Board Members Elisa Celis and Nisheeth Vishnoi of Yale University institute

Virtual ‘Coffee Break’ series with their Computation and Society Initiative

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03/02/2020

Beijing +25 at CSW64

*COVID-19 CANCELLED. 2020 is a critical year for women’s rights – it will mark 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action and 5 years until the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved.

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03/02/2020

Briefing with EU Delegation 11 March

*COVID-19 CANCELLED <Decoding Gender Equality: <A+> for Inclusive Algorithms>

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03/02/2020

Public Event <Decoding Gender Equality> 12 March NGO CSW

*COVID-19 CANCELLED. <Coding Gender Equality> The <A+> Alliance For Inclusive Algorithms

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03/02/2020

2020 WSIS Nomination in International & Regional Cooperation

Thank you for voting for the <A+> Alliance for the 2020 WSIS Prize International & Regional Cooperation category!

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01/21/2020

We’ve been nominated! Vote at the 2020 WSIS Prizes

We are asking for your support to tackle gender bias in algorithms and place a vote for the <A+> Alliance for this 2020 WSIS Prize.

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01/21/2020

Board member Nuria Oliver at the World Economic Forum

We are delighted to share that our <A+> Alliance Advisory Board member Nuria Oliver, will be speaking at this Imagination in Action Summit hosted by MIT Connection Science, TCS and Forbes on 21 January 2020.

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01/21/2020

Nisheeth Vishnoi named Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

We are delighted to share that <A+> Alliance Advisory Board member Professor Nisheeth Vishnoi, Yale University, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

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Events

11/21/2019

Private briefing at Internet Governance Forum Berlin 2019

Calling Data Scientists & Social Scientists

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11/21/2019

Launch of <A+> Alliance at Internet Governance Forum Berlin 2019

Join us for the launch of <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms.

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11/19/2019

AI for equality - Deep talk

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11/19/2019

Should you trust what AI says?

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11/19/2019

MozFest – Coding Gender Equality: <A+>

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10/08/2019

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day, October 8th! And the official launch of the <A+> Alliance website!

In this post you will find resources to share.

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10/08/2019

We Shape Our Tools, Thereafter Our Tools Shape Us.

The first <A+> Alliance position paper on ‘Artificial Intelligence, Automated Decision-Making & Gender’ from [email protected] Giving a landscape of the scope of the AI bias in Algorithms, the current and potential fixes, and the multilateral advocacy landscape. A strong primer.

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