Brilliant Women in AI Ethics

IZEW researcher Laura Schelenz was included in the list of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics. The initiative honors excellent researchers working on the harms and discriminatory effects of emerging technology guided by ethical principles. "The Women in AI Ethics™ (WAIE) is a global initiative with a mission to increase recognition, representation, and empowerment of women in AI Ethics. This initiative started with the first 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ list in 2018, which is now published annually to recognize rising stars as well as pioneers in this space. To increase representation of women at AI/tech conferences and companies, we have also launched an open online directory of Women in AI Ethics™ to make it easier for conference organizers and recruiters to recruit talented women working hard to make AI ethical, inclusive, and accessible for all." Laura’s research deals with ethical and feminist perspectives on technology development. She is writing her dissertation at the University of Tübingen and explores the meaning and practice of designing “diversity-aware technology” from a Black feminist perspective. Former IZEW researcher Dr. Paula Helm, who is now Assistant Professor for Critical Data Science and Ethics at the University of Amsterdam, was also included in the list. To see the full list, visit: