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Masheika (Allen) Allgood

In case you thought its bias should only concern Black people

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AI is anti-black. Daily new articles and studies are published that emphasize that fact. But this deluge of damning information hasn’t created any real change. Big tech hasn’t been moved to change its fundamental processes or touch the running code on its production systems. Researchers haven’t refocused their goals to recognize their specific responsibility. A data set or two has been removed from their main websites, but no effort has been made to retrain the algorithms that utilized them. Biased models haven’t been taken out of production or barred…


Artificial Intelligence, Product Management

The issues we’re seeing with AI applications aren’t the result of poor design, bad intent, or negligence. It’s a communication problem. These issues require a soft-skill fix. Specifically, Product Management (PM) and Developer Relations (DevRels) are uniquely positioned to broker the conversations that will allow for the creation of AI that is fit for its intended purpose. The AI Development Communication Cycle provides a framework for these conversations:

AI Development Communication Cycle Illustration
AI Development Communication Cycle Illustration

Part 1 of this discussion explored the basic premise underlying the AI Development Communication Cycle and a few examples of where its use would have drastically affected the fitness of purpose of…


Artificial Intelligence, Product Management

One of the core tenets of responsible AI is to ensure that the model is fit for its purpose and that limitations are communicated to stakeholders.[1] That tenet breaks down into one interconnected communication cycle:

AI Development Communication Cycle Illustration

In order for developers to create responsible AI that is fit for the customer’s purpose, they must not only understand what the app is intended to accomplish, but they also need to know how the app needs to accomplish those goals. The customer needs to share, not only the basic feature set for the app but the specific values of the industry/company in which it…

Masheika (Allen) Allgood

AI Ethicist — Making AI accessible by using plain language to discuss complex topics. Advocating for an AI that is for all.

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