Seyi Olojo

Seyi Olojo is a doctoral student in the School of Information at The University of California, Berkeley and an associated researcher at the Weizenbaum-Institut in Berlin, Germany. Her research explores how colonial histories of racial classification are re-articulated within contemporary machine learning practices, specifically data collection and early-stage machine learning. Her current research investigates the role of Western values in the mistranslation of indigenous Nigerian languages for commercial machine translation technologies. Furthermore, she uses an interpretivist and theoretical approach to examining how counter epistemologies resist algorithmic violence and challenge political suppression. She has published in venues such as Frontiers of Psychology and the ACM Computer- Supported Cooperative Work. Her work is generously supported by the United States National Science Foundation and the US Fulbright Program.

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