Hack the Gender Gap: A Women's Hackathon on Diversifying AI
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a diversity problem. The authors of algorithms that
drive the majority of our every day interactivity, participation and decision making
do not adequately represent gender, racial or economic diversity they intend to
serve. That’s why
Reed College of Media at West Virginia University
will convene college-age
women from around the country to envision their role and influence in diversifying
the emerging artificial intelligence market and conceptualize more inclusive AI
entrepreneurial opportunities to meet the future needs of a diverse society. Taking
November 9-11, 2017
, the weekend will kick off Thursday evening with a
Special Guest Symposium, with students meeting up with faculty and professional
mentors. Then Friday morning, students will break into teams to create their own
startup ideas around AI + media, presenting them to judges on Sunday.
When And Where?
: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Eastern Time at WVU Reed College of Media on
Thursday November 9, 2017.
: 8:00 am Eastern Time at WVU Reed College of Media on
Friday November 10, 2017, until 2 pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017.
WVU Reed College of Media
Media Innovation Center
Evansdale Crossing Building, 4th Floor
62 Morrill Way
Morgantown, WV 26506