Actor Type


Justice Area(s)

Racial Justice

AI Impact(s)

Bias and Discrimination

Lack of Data

Opaque Systems Prevent Accountability

Widening Geographic Inequality



Melanie Walsh is an assistant professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. She investigates how data, computational methods, and AI shape contemporary culture (literature, music, art, etc.), and how they can be used to understand culture in turn. She is co-PI of the NEH-funded AI for Humanists project, which makes recent advances in artificial intelligence accessible so that humanities researchers and the general public may be positioned to make use of — and critique — these important new computational language technologies. Walsh was also a Mozilla Responsible Computing Challenge awardee.

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