ATLANTA, Ga.—Today’s Equity in Innovation Symposium delved into envisioning the future of innovation and technology at Spelman and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and empowering Black women to be disruptors in the future of technology.
The collaborative event, supported by Google featured an update on the Center of Excellence for Minority Women in STEM’s data dashboard hub centering Black women in STEM. Lighting Talks included presentations from Spelman faculty and Google representatives on the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in education and the arts, new cutting edge technology from Google, decolonizing AI, and combating cultural biases in AI.
Spelman President Helene Gayle and Google’s Chief Diversity Officer Melonie Parker led an empowering and insightful fireside chat on AI’s future at HBCUs and explored strategies for empowering Black women in the tech industry. According to Atlanta News First, this pairing focuses on something our communities do not hear enough about, the role historically black colleges and universities, and black women, play in STEM careers and the roles they can play in our future.
Campus visitors also toured innovative and creative spaces at Spelman, including the Innovation Lab, Spelman Archives and the Spelman Museum.
—Source and photos: Google, Spelman College, Atlanta News First, and BDPA Atlanta
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