We are an intentionally interdisciplinary network of Atlanta-based researchers investigating how to enlist AI ethically, equitably, and in the service of justice.

Atlanta Focused

We aim to bring the city of Atlanta, with its historical place in the civil rights movement, to current conversations about the biases embedded in our AI systems.

Humanities Forward

We believe that an equitable, ethical, and justice-oriented approach to AI is possible when humanistic ways of thinking come together with technical knowledge and community expertise.


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AIAI Kickoff Event Scheduled for October 4th

The AIAI Network is partnering with the Science Gallery Atlanta for its kickoff event. Please join us at the Science Gallery to learn about ways to get involved in the AIAI Network, tour the JUSTICE exhibit, and meet like-minded members of the Atlanta AI research community.

AIAI Network Awarded $1.3M from Mellon Foundation

Is it possible to enlist AI ethically, equitably and in the service of justice? What is the role of the humanities in this pursuit? The Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.3 million to Emory and partners at Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the DataedX Group to explore these questions through the creation of the Atlanta Interdisciplinary AI (AIAI) Network.

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AIAI Kickoff Event

Wednesday, October 4th | 4pm | Science Gallery Altanta

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Join us at Science Gallery Atlanta to learn more about the AIAI Network and opportunities to contribute. We will provide time for networking and for touring the JUSTICE exhibit, and announce our first seed grant opportunity. Refreshments will be provided.

Talk by Deborah Raji

Thursday, October 19th | 4pm | Emory University (PAIS 561)

Registration link coming soon!

Inioluwa Deborah Raji is computer scientist and tech activist who works on issues of algorithmic bias and AI ethics, particularly with respect to questions of gender and race. She will be giving a public talk and meeting with students.


How do ideas move from margin to center? Who are the people behind those ideas? Can machine learning methods help to credit them for their important work? Using #StopCopCity and #BlackLivesMatter as case studies, we explore the uses–and crucially, the limits–of AI for the study of social movements.

This project examines and critiques the interlocking historical, political, and technical aspects of the city’s data quality management in relation to the Atlanta Beltline, a former railroad turned mixed-use path that encircles the city. We are co-creating community data and AI literacy workshops to shape an inclusive AI future for the City of Atlanta.

The AIAI Data Collective is dedicated to modeling contextual and ethical data collection, documentation, storage, and sharing for AI research. Our website will house and, when appropriate, share AI training data according to best practices in the field


Steering Committee Member

School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Tech

Co-PI and Steering Committee Member

Department of History
Clark Atlanta University

Co-PI and Steering Committee Member

School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Tech

AIAI Graduate Researcher

Emory university

PI and Steering Committee Member

Departments of Quantitative Theory & Methods and English
Emory University

Co-PI and Steering Committee Member

DataedX Group

Steering Committee Member

Department of English
Emory University

AIAI Staff Researcher

Department of quantitative theory & Methods
Emory University

Steering Committee Member

Department of English
Emory University