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Discussion Panel
Affinity Workshop: Muslims in ML

Policy Panel

Roya Pakzad · Dia Kayyali · Marzyeh Ghassemi · Shakir Mohamed · Mohammad Norouzi · Ted Pedersen · Anver Emon · Abubakar Abid · Darren Byler · Samhaa R. El-Beltagy · Nayel Shafei · Mona Diab


In this short talk, Roya Pakzad will speak about her current project entitled "Nuanced Counter-Narratives of Being Muslim Online." The goal of this project is to gain a deeper understanding of how marginalized groups create counter-narratives, who amplifies them, how sustainable they are, and how their impact differs. By providing various examples, she will also touch on how technology companies' business models and their third-party relationships impact Muslims and people from Muslim-majority countries. The talk will conclude with recommendations for design and policy interventions.

The workshop will conclude with a discussion with authors and organizers.