Maya Wiley Urges Vice President Harris to Protect against Discriminatory AI

Maya Wiley (’92), President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, was quoted by theGrio regarding her conversation with Vice President Harris during a roundtable discussion on White House policy addressing the dangers of AI technology and discrimination (“VP Harris Meets with Leaders on AI and Civil Rights Concerns,” Jul. 13). Maya noted that the technology can “lead to us widening the racial gaps, the income gaps [and] the gender gaps. Calling for meaningful regulation and policy implementation, she said, “We need to make sure that companies are being accountable [and] transparent in identifying and preventing problems before they start, because we’d rather prevent people from being harmed than litigate after they are.”