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HAI Weekly Seminar with Sabelo Mhlambi

Decolonizing AI

"Decolonizing AI" is both a critique and an emerging movement both in the West and Non-Western world amongst AI researchers, activists, and practitioners. While its proponents have identified parallels  between historical colonialism and the colonial-like scale and extractive nature of AI related technologies developed by big tech companies, can a decolonial framing address broader socio-economic about power and agency within the creation and use of AI? This talk will explore the varying views on "decolonizing" AI and will build upon work from the “AI Decolonial Manyfesto” collaborative effort ( 


Sabelosethu Mhlambi

Practitioner Fellow at Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS); Research Fellow of Ethics and Technology, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University