LMC's Brock to Serve on AI Network Advisory Board

Posted February 20, 2024

Atlanta communities most vulnerable to bias and inequity in artificial intelligence (AI) are the focus of a new Atlanta-based ethics initiative being funded by a $1.3 million Mellon Foundation grant.

The Atlanta Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence (AIAI) Network, which is set to formally kick off during an event at Science Gallery Atlanta from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4, brings together computing, humanities, and social justice researchers from Georgia Tech, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, and community partner DataedX.

Andre Brock, an associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication serves on the network’s steering committee. Carl DiSalvo, Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing professor, and faculty member of the Institute for People and Technology, is an AIAI co-principal investigator (co-PI).

DiSalvo said the idea for the AIAI Network had been in the works for years. However, the researchers now have the needed funding thanks to the Mellon Foundation. The grant allows the network to hire its first graduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

A version of this story was first published by the College of Computing.

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André Brock, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.

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