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COMIC: How a computer scientist fights bias in algorithms

This comic, illustrated by Vreni Stollberger, is inspired by TED Radio Hour's episode Warped Reality.

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Joy Buolamwini is a computer scientist with a PhD in philosophy from MIT's Media Lab. She uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more equitable and accountable technology.

Katie Monteleone contributed to this story. contributed to this story

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Vreni Stollberger
Christina Cala is a producer for Code Switch. Before that, she was at the TED Radio Hour where she piloted two new episode formats — the curator chat and the long interview. She's also reported on a movement to preserve African American cultural sites in Birmingham and followed youth climate activists in New York City.
LA Johnson is an art director and illustrator at NPR. She joined in 2014 and has a BFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design.