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Amba Kak creates policy recommendations to address AI concerns

As a part of a multi-part series, TechCrunch is highlighting women innovators — from academics to policymakers — in the field of AI.

‘Embarrassing and wrong’: Google admits it lost control of image-generating AI

Google has apologized (or come very close to apologizing) for another embarrassing AI blunder this week, an image-generating model that injected diversity into pictures with a farcical disregard for h

Hellohive is tackling hiring discrimination as more equitable hiring companies emerge

Hellohive announced on Thursday a $3.4 million Series A round to help combat discrimination during the hiring process.

Are you Blacker than ChatGPT? Take this quiz to find out

The game shines a light on AI bias and how far ChatGPT has to go when talking to and about different cultures.

DEI backlash: Stay up-to-date on the latest legal and corporate challenges

It's clear that this year will be a turning point for DEI.

How Beatrice Dixon bootstrapped until The Honey Pot found a home

This week Becca and Dom are joined by Beatrice Dixon, the CEO and co-founder of The Honey Pot.

OpenAI responds to Congressional Black Caucus about lack of diversity on its board

OpenAI has been criticized for the lack of diversity on its board.

Funding to Black founders was down in 2023 for the third year in a row

There’s been a consistent yearly decline in funding since the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

Health in Her HUE closes $3 million seed round

Health in Her HUE seeks to connect women of color with healthcare providers and content that can better address their needs.

Tulsa’s tech scene remains resilient amid state’s anti-DEI efforts

The hardline stance Oklahoma itself has taken against DEI is at odds with the efforts of its Tulsa tech hub.

Tech for Palestine launches to provide tools to help support Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas war has proved divisive to the tech industry. This is one of the first public stances in support for Palestine.

3 years after BLM, here’s who stuck to their diversity commitments

A look back at some of the promises made by companies and investors following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.

Black representatives in Congress voice concerns over impact of tech layoffs on minority workers

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have written to the US Acting Secretary of Labor expressing concerns over the disproportionate impact tech layoffs could have on Black workers,

Tech’s DEI backlash is here

The backlash is only set to heat up come the 2024 election.

SoftBank sells Open Opportunity Fund to Black and Latino executives

The Japanese conglomerate is selling the Open Opportunity Fund to its chairman Paul Judge, and Marcelo Claure, who's being appointed as vice chairman and general partner.

Black British founders are down but not out

Black people make up 2.5% of the U.K.’s population; proper representation in venture would mean at least 2.5% of funds going to Black-led businesses.

How GenAI can turn an autobiography into an interactive Black history lesson

We talk a lot about the negative side of AI, but what about the positive aspects like being able to interact with authors or historical figures based on feeding their writing into a large language mod

Google gives out offensive notebooks to Black summit attendees

On the inside of the notebook Google gave out at its K&I Black Summit, it reads verbatim, “I was just cotton the moment, but I came back to take your notes.

Black founders still care for Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank was in Austin at AfroTech this week, sponsoring and hosting parties in an effort to rebuild trust among Black founders.

50inTech believes it’s time to measure diversity with KPIs

Tech employees who are in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion are tired. They have been talking with internal stakeholders and promoting diversity across the board. But it’s hard to prove that
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