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L.A. Times AI Book Club Night with Fei-Fei Li and Joy Buolamwini
November 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm PSTFree
Join us Nov. 14 for AI Night at the L.A. Times Book Club. This special virtual event features two authors doing pioneering research into the perils and possibilities of artificial intelligence.Joy Buolamwini is the author of “Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What is Human in a World of Machines.” Fei-Fei Li is the author of “The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI.”Buolamwini and Li will be in conversation with Times audio director Jazmin Aguilera on Nov. 14.Times technology columnist Brian Merchant, author of “Blood in the Machine,” also will join book club night to discuss the wave of AI and tech books published this fall.Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League. Her book, “Unmasking AI,” is the story of how she uncovered “the coded gaze”—encoded discrimination and exclusion in tech products. Her Massachusetts Institute of Technology research on facial recognition technologies is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Coded Bias.” Born in Canada to Ghanaian immigrants, Buolamwini now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Li’s memoir, “The Worlds I See,” is the story of a scientist coming of age as a Chinese-born immigrant who finds her calling at the forefront of the AI revolution. Li is a computer science professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI. She also is a founder of the nonprofit AI4ALL, which is aimed at increasing inclusion and diversity in AI education.