I was honoured to speak at a recent global event on the tech industry and its collusions with Israeli occupation.

Speakers: Caroline Hunter co-founded the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement.

Marwa Fatafta leads Access Now’s policy & advocacy work on digital rights in MENA region.

Mona Shtaya is Campaigns & Partnerships Manager (MENA) and Corporate Engagement Lead at Digital Action. She was also advocacy & communications manager at 7amleh.

Ariel Koren was pushed out of Google for advocacy on the #NoTechForAparthied and Drop Nimbus campaigns.

Antony Loewenstein is the author of The Palestine Laboratory.

Matt Mahmoudi is Researcher/Adviser on Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights at Amnesty Tech, and co-author of Digital Witness. He is a professor at University of Cambridge.

Timnit Gebru (moderator) is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). Prior to that she was fired by Google in December 2020 for raising issues of discrimination in the workplace, where she was serving as co-lead of the Ethical AI research team.

Alex Hanna (moderator) is Director of Research at the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR). A sociologist by training, her work centers on the data used in new computational technologies, and the ways in which these data exacerbate racial, gender, and class inequality.

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