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Joy Buolamwini

The digital activist is fighting human prejudices embedded in machines.

WHEN JOY BUOLAMWINI was 9 years old, she saw a TV documentary about Kismet, the MIT-built social robot that could interact face-to-face. To the young would-be scientist, the technology was magic. She was mesmerized and resolved to understand it.

But in 2010, while an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute

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