Joy Buolamwini is a highly accomplished AI researcher, artist and advocate, who has managed to become the first Black researcher to have been featured on a cover of Fast Company in the 2020 issue highlighting the ‘Most Creative People’. Founder and President of The Algorithmic Justice League, Joy is a force to be reckoned with.
Joy’s academic successes are only a fraction of her excellence – she possesses a BS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Master’s in Education from the University of Oxford, Master’s in Algorithmic Bias from MIT and a PhD from MIT as well. Since then, Joy has held several eminent positions such as Co-Founder and CTO of Techturized, Founder and Executive Director of Zamrize, Founder of Jovial Designs, and Founder of Code4Rights.
Author of “Unmasking AI: My Mission is to Protect What is Human in a World of Machines”, Joy also frequently contributes to TIME Magazine and the New York Times. She is prominently featured in the Netflix documentary, Coded Bias too. In honour of her incredible work over the years, Joy earned her spot in prestigious lists including Forbes 30 Under 30, Bloomberg 50, TIME Next 100 and MIT Tech Review’s 35 Under 35.
Referred to as a ‘poet of code’, Joy advises world leaders, policymakers and executives on redressing algorithmic harms. Her TED Talk “How I’m Fighting Bias in Algorithms” is a peer into why she was the youngest person named in the Forbes 50 Women in Tech list. Joy is an excellent speaker as well and is now available to speak on numerous eclectic topics when booked for an event. Hire Joy Buolamwini today!