Nakeema Stefflbauer & Nushin Yazdani
Future Tense: AI from the Margins
What is it like to navigate a world that was designed without you? How does it feel to dodge tools that exclude, victimize, or mis-classify you? Today’s artificial intelligence is being applied to real life. And the “norms” it is creating perpetuate a grossly unfair system. This is AI, as seen from the margins. This is Future Tense. More infos can be found here.
Dr. Nakeema Stefflbauer is a digitalisation expert with a background in research, technology transformation and social entrepreneurship. She holds an Executive MBA from the disruptive Quantic School of Management, as well as degrees from Brown University and Harvard University. As founder and CEO of the German non-profit organization, FrauenLoop, Dr. Stefflbauer is committed to addressing the marginalization of immigrant, refugee, and working-parent women from the technology scene. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion in tech, intersectional feminism, and the impact of artificial intelligence on marginalised communities.
Nushin Isabelle Yazdani is an interaction and transformation designer, artist and AI researcher. In her work, she examines the interconnectedness of digital technologies and social justice, artificial intelligence and discrimination – from an intersectional feminist perspective. She creates collaboratively with the communities that are directly impacted by the designed outcomes and seeks to explore design processes that dismantle oppressive structures. She is a Member of the Design Justice Network and a lecturer, and has been teaching for instance at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam or at the University of the Arts Berlin. Apart from teaching Nushin also curates and organizes community events at the intersection of technology, art and design.