Rashida Richardson, Eric Corbett
At this juncture, pointing out the tendency for modern artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to perpetrate various "-isms" (racism, sexism, colonialism, etc.) is uncontroversial. Among these issues, the intersections of ML and racism have received the most attention, in both popular press and academic discourses. Yet while racist AI is increasingly well documented, its spatial aspect has not received the attention it should. Instead, the manifestation of racism in ML is often framed nonspatially—as a cultural, political, or philosophical phenomenon—where space is simply the backdrop where these temporal concepts unfold. In contrast, legal scholar Rashida Richardson's…
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