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Five Questions for Brenda Darden Wilkerson

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Brenda Darden Wilkerson, former president and CEO of nonprofit


Brenda Darden Wilkerson served for more than five years as president and CEO of a nonprofit called that aims to foster more opportunity for women and nonbinary technologists.

In an interview, Wilkerson discusses her reservations about rushing into a new era of artificial intelligence and how rhetorical fights around words like “woke” are complicating efforts to diversify tech workplaces.

"The way we're addressing AI is incorrect. I don't know if I would define it as overhyped, but it is disproportionately approached as an innovation we can't stop or we can't actually slow. It's important for us to back up and take a look at the impact that it has on people," Wilkerson says.

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