This week is #BlackInNeuroWeek on twitter! Check out the BlackinNeuro profile for more information about it!
Since it is ALSO, the last week of this epic experiment called Neuromatch Academy. I thought it would be important that we discuss how NMA can contribute to the BlackInNeuro initiative in some interesting ways. Here are some basic ideas:
- collating a database of black computational neuroscientists both in history and today.
- Highlighting some discussion on twitter about how some of our techniques like neural nets (e.g. Facial Recognition) have important racist consequences particularly as it relates to criminal identification.
- Starting early in making sure that people from underrepresented racial backgrounds know about this program to help recruiting for next year!
I would love to brainstorm some ideas in the comments and see if the organizers have any thoughts/are interested in contributing to this awesome week!