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AI Has a Racial Bias Problem. Google Is Funding Summer Camps to Try to Change That


An AI4All session.

Nonprofit AI4All plans to use a $1-million grant from Google.org to broaden its outreach to young underrepresented minorities and women.

Credit: Ashley Wong

The Oakland, CA-based nonprofit AI4All will use a $1-million grant from Google.org to broaden its outreach to young underrepresented minorities and women, one avenue of addressing the problem of racial bias in artificial intelligence (AI).

AI4All is based on a two-week summer camp program started by Stanford University, targeting high school students who are women, people of color, or from low-income families.

The chief purpose of the grant is to establish a free, online AI course that is accessible to anyone in the world.

Google.org's Hannah Peter says, "We really need for AI to be made by diverse creators, and that starts with people having access to the learning opportunities to understand at its core what AI is and how it can be applied."

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