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Hack the Gender Gap: Women's Hackathon on Diversifying AI at WVU

November 9 - 11 | Media Innovation Center 

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 MediaShift and the 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 place on 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.