AI in the Black Community

Business Wire and Black PR Wire Present: AI in the Black Community

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a leading force in technological advancement, presenting both opportunities and challenges for society. While AI has transformed industries, unlocking unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity, and convenience, its rapid expansion also brings forth ethical, social, and economic considerations

Our group of expert panelists share their thoughts on concerns such as job displacement, misinformation, and privacy, as well as the positive role of AI in our world and how to prepare for the future as this technology continues to evolve.

This webinar was originally held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

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Our Panelists

Ayana Elon

Founder, Black Girl Ai

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Established by Ayana Elon, Black Girl Ai is a platform dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. By harnessing the power of cutting-edge tools, Black Girl Ai aims to make the tech industry more diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all, using technology as a force for good.

Terysa Ridgeway

Technical Program Manager, Google

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Author of “Terysa Solves It!,” Terysa Ridgeway is a technical program manager at Google. Before that, Terysa was a rocket scientist developing code for Exoatmospheric Spacecraft! Terysa holds computer science and mathematics degrees from Southern University and A&M College, and is nearing completion of Stanford University's LEAD Executive Education program.

Farah Allen

CEO and Founder, The Labz

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Farah Allen is an accomplished media technology specialist with over 20 years of technology leadership experience. Farah is currently the CEO and founder of The Labz, a no-code website-building platform that creates interactive, socially engaging web experiences and brand-led metaverses. Farah has been voted Startup of the Year, Women of the Year in Technology, and has been featured in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Business Insider, and Fast Company.

Damaso Reyes

Journalist, New York Amsterdam News

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Damaso Reyes (he/him) has been a journalist and contributor to the Amsterdam News since 1996. He has been published by: The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Der Spiegel, KSFR radio, the Miami Herald, and Forbes.

Allison Hudson

Managing Owner, AHH Consulting LLC

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Dr. Allison Hudson is the managing owner of AHH Consulting LLC, specializing in business consulting with a focus on applied artificial intelligence, product and service development, and business strategy. Dr. Hudson is also an assistant professor in the School of Global Business, Trade and Transportation at Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. She recently co-created a new course called Applied Artificial Intelligence in Business, the first of its kind in the state of Florida. 

Bernadette Morris, Moderator

President and CEO, Black PR Wire; President and CEO, Sonshine Communications

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Bernadette Morris is a dedicated community leader and successful business owner/executive. Bernadette owns three companies: Sonshine Communications, founded in 1993; Black PR Wire, Inc., founded in 2000; and Women Grow Strong, founded in 2007. Black PR Wire is an online newswire distribution company providing key news and information to Black media in the U.S. and the Caribbean 24/7. 

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